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The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign that kicks off on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December.


Have experienced abuse from an intimate partner.

Crime Stats for the 1st quarter of 2021/2022 revealed that 10 006 people were raped between April and June 2021. This is an increase of 4 201 cases.

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All women are prey for deeply violent men who feel entitled

"For many women in this country, a simple journey to the post office, a short drive to the gym, a visit to a beloved uncle may very well lead to a bloody termination of their lives. There is nowhere to hide for women in this country, regardless of the socio-economic positions one may be in – all women are prey for the deeply vile man who feels entitled to the women’s bodies."

Mmabatho Mokause

"We’re a country with no rainbow, only rain. And that rain is red and warm and bruised between her thighs."

Zoë Human

"We must start expanding a society of consent that hears a women’s NO and respects it without demanding access to her body or her emotions. We must start raising our children differently. When you tell your son that boys don’t cry, you must toughen up what you doing is raising men who don’t know how to deal with their emotions healthily and it is us women that have to deal with that toxic behaviour."

Nazley Sharif


Recent news

Press Release

To mark the 27th anniversary of the passing of Joe Slovo the Joe Slovo Foundation, the Empire Partner Foundation, Afri-tec Technologies and The South African Local Government Association (SALGA) are collaborating in obtaining more accurate data on gender-based-violence and abuse at local government level.

Thandiswa Molefe's case

The young Thandiswa went missing for days when her grandmother reported her, she was then found murderd near a waterfall in Mthatha, her body was wrapped in blanket and had burn wounds.

Nosicelo Mtebeni's case

23 years old lady Nosicelo Mtebeni was doing her final year in law was murdered, her body dismembered and then stuffed into a suitcase. Her boyfriend, Alutha Pasile, has confessed to killing her.


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