Marizka Coetzer
2 minute read
2 Aug 2021
6:00 am

Gender Equality Commission recommends dad-friendly changes to Children’s Act

Marizka Coetzer

The Commission on Gender Equality has published a new report that reflects several recommendations to parliament to amend the Children's Act.

Dad and and daughter | Picture: iStock

The Fathers4Justice Organisation has called on parts of the Children’s Act to be amended after research reveals fathers have been discriminated against. Fathers4Justice founder Gary da Silva said, following research conducted by the Commission on Gender Equality (CGE) on the plight of single, separated, divorced, and unmarried fathers and the effects thereof on children, a new report reflects several recommendations to parliament to amend the Act. Da Silva said the study aimed to determine what factors pre- vent unmarried, divorced, and separated biological fathers from enjoying their parental rights and exercising their responsibilities. “Principally among the recommendations, is that the...