The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande applauds stakeholder engagement programmes targeting the youth on gender-based violence and femicide (GBVF), including mental health as a game changer.
The Department of Higher Education and Training through Higher Health, is rolling-out stakeholder engagement programmes in response to gender-based violence and mental health incidences in the Post School Education and Training (PSET) sector.
Minister Nzimande says the massive roll-out of these programmes adds to the already released set of instruments to further strengthen the realisation of the policy framework on Gender Based Violence within the PSET sector.
He further says Higher Health has established relationships with 21-campus-based radio stations and youth based regional and community radio stations to capacitate, train and run content 42 times a week on gender-based violence and mental health issues.
The Department and Higher Health will continue to support these institutions to address this challenge because GBV and associated harm is another pandemic that they must collectively defeat.