|Shadow Minister of Women in the Presidency|
|Deputy Shadow Minister of Health|
|Succeeded by||Heinrich Volmink|
|Shadow Minister of Women, Youth, Children and People with Disabilities|
|Succeeded by||Helen Lamoela|
|Political party||Democratic Alliance|
|Alma mater||Rhodes University|
Education and Early Career
Denise Robinson grew up in Queenstown and matriculated at the Girls High School. She then studied at Rhodes University where she majored in English and History and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and a University Education Diploma. She worked as a teacher in Kimberly and Cape Town for some years, then entered the field of adult education. She taught English at Sanlam and worked as a Language Advisor and Translator.
She entered politics in 1998 when she became a Proportional Representative councillor in the Tygerberg Municipality for the Democratic Party. She was elected as ward councillor for the Unicity of Cape Town in 2000, representing the Democratic Alliance. She became a Member of Parliament in 2004, serving on the Select Committee of Finance and the Joint Budget Committee in the National Council of Provinces. She was appointed to the committee of the first African Peer Review Mechanism. In 2011, Denise was appointed as the Shadow Minister of Health.
16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children
In her position as Shadow Minister of Women, Youth, Children and People with Disabilities Denise Robinson drives the 16 Days of Activism Campaign for the DA. This campaign makes the following recommendations:
- Regularly monitor police stations’ compliance with the Domestic Violence Act.
- Ensure rape prophylactic kits are available at all police stations.
- Train volunteers as victim service workers.
- Enforce maintenance payments
- Increase funding for social workers, psychologists and counsellors, both at police stations and magistrates courts.
- Establish more safe houses and subsidised shelters for victims of abuse.
- "Our people - DA". Archived from the original on 2010-11-23. Retrieved 2015-03-17.
- "Welcome to ADAC". Archived from the original on 2011-07-22. Retrieved 2015-03-17.
Shadow Minister of Women, Children and People with Disabilities
|Shadow Minister of Health