Dingake encourages gender responsive budgeting

Justice Key Dingake.PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Justice Key Dingake.PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

SADC countries must adopt gender responsive budgets when allocating public funds in order to meet the distinctive needs of both genders, High Court judge, Key Dingake has said.

Officiating at a SADC roundtable discussion on the linkages between Gender-Based Violence (GBV), Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in the region, Dingake said resource inadequacy was one of the greatest challenges in this regard.

Dingake recommended that the region prioritise budgets better so as to “channel funds where they are needed the most”.

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