For Women, By Women

Posted on Monday, November 25, 2019

16 Days of Light. 365 days of action.

2019 has been a phenomenal year for South Africa but our joy has a dark side.  With stats like 1 in 3 SA women will be raped in her lifetime*, the epidemic of woman abuse persists. Although shockingly evident, woman abuse remains a dark subject. It happens in the dark.  When it's not reported, it stays in the dark. That’s why we’re committed to bringing it into the light – and keeping it there because it is only with constant illumination that the subject will remain in focus. 

 

Follow us into the light this 16 Days of Activism at: www.for-women.co.za/sixteendays.co.za and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. And more importantly, take action to keep the light shining 365 days a year – with our initiatives which support the fight against woman abuse and benefits designed specifically for our customers (if you or your loved ones need help) and some which are available to all South African women. Here’s a reminder of what these are:

 

1. 1st for Women Foundation – a community of women supporting women. A portion of all our customers’ premiums goes to the Foundation, which to date has raised over R70 million for woman abuse causes and helped over 90 000 survivors.

 

2. ForWomen – our online platform that unites woman abuse fighting efforts, where all South Africans can make a pledge, give help or get help in the fight against woman abuse.

 

3. The 1 Move – an easy self-defence technique that could immobilise a perpetrator, giving you enough time to escape if you’re in a life-threatening situation. Learn it here.

 

4. Health and safety benefits – we offer our customers and their loved ones access to trauma counselling and emergency medical assistance among other benefits.

 

Every action is taken – that monthly donation, that pledge made, that help given or received, that 1 Move learnt – all help keep woman abuse in the light. So, follow us and together let’s illuminate the way to a South Africa free from abuse.

 

*According to NGO Blow the Whistle

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