Commission for Gender Equality (CGE)
|Postal||PO Box 32175, Braamfontein, 2017|
|Physical||Old Women's Jail, Constitutional Hill, 2 Kotze Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg|
|Tel||011 403 7182|
|Fax||011 403 7188|
OverviewThe mission of the Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) is to promote respect for gender equality and the protection, development and attainment of gender equality. The CGE advances, promotes and protects gender equality in South Africa through undertaking research, public education, policy development, legislative initiatives, effective monitoring and litigation.
The CGE's functions include: monitoring and evaluating the policies and practices of government, the private sector and other organisations to ensure that they promote and protect gender equality; public education and information; reviewing existing and upcoming legislation from a gender perspective; investigating inequality; commissioning research and making recommendations to Parliament or other authorities; investigating complaints on any gender-related issue; and monitoring/reporting on compliance with international conventions.