Justice hosts Girl Talk Conference in KwaZulu-Natal
21 August 2008
In the spirit of Business Unusual: All Power to Women, the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development in KwaZulu-Natal, in partnership with the Ethekwini Community Church Centre of Hope, will host a Girl Talk Conference on 23 August 2008 at the Holiday Inn, Marine Parade in Durban.
The Girl Talk Conference came about as there is a need to listen to the plight of girls and young women who will take over from today's icons in our communities. In order to groom future leaders, the conference will be facilitated by young women and girls. All the speakers will be young people who have excelled in their respective fields.
They will share challenges that are faced by today's youth, ranging from issues of unemployment, peer pressure, substance abuse, gender based violence, teenage pregnancy etc. At the same time the speakers, who are also successful in their own right, will motivate the delegates, giving them hope for their futures.
The speakers will include Dr Nathi Mpanza, a young medical practitioner; Ms Zama Ngcobo, a businesswoman, television and radio personality; Ms Thandeka Mncwango; a winner of several beauty pageants; Ms Tasnim Amra, a 12-year old South African chess champion and many others.
The Women of Virtue of the Ethekwini Community Church, the Centre of Hope and the Youth and Gender Desk have held several events throughout the month of August to bring the best programmes for women. The Girl Talk Conference therefore ensures that the young girls and women also benefit from the Department's events for Women's Month.
Issued by: Department of Justice and Constitutional Development
21 August 2008