Sometimes finding the right kind of help is the most difficult part of any traumatic situation. For survivors of gender-based violence (GBV), an integrated resource may offer a major step in breaking the cycle of abuse. 1st For Women has launched a hub where women can find help. For Women allows you to create a specific search for your needs according to where you stay in the country, and you’ll find many of the best organisations and institutions listed.
While there may be scores of fantastic organisations out there, it’s not always easy to navigate through them. For Women makes finding them, and reading through the information easy, enabling you the freedom to choose one that speaks to you most.
Other than just tackling abuse against women, some of the other organisations listed on the site also aim to empower women by offering training and skills development, such as Bet Sheekoom NPO. Some of the other organisations, such as Dikeledi-Thokozile Foundation, focus on ensuring that women can return to school to complete their basic education.
In Minister for Women in the Presidency, Susan Shabangu’s words: ‘This year marks the 19th anniversary of the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign in South Africa. The theme, Count Me In: Together Moving a Non-Violent South Africa Forward, is on-going and contributes to the message of social cohesion and nation-building through its call for all South Africans to actively advocate for and reject violence against women and children. As government, we endorse the immense efforts of 1st For Women, as it takes another important step towards putting an end to women abuse through its For Women initiative.’