The 1st for Women Foundation was established in 2005 with the objectives of uplifting and inspiring South African women in particular those affected by woman abuse. Since then, we have been actively involved in the fight against woman abuse. With the support of our customers, the 1st for Women Foundation has raised over R88 million for woman abuse causes making a tangible and sustainable difference to the lives of over 95 000 women. This difference is a testament to the collective power of women.
Abuse is a shocking reality for too many women in our country. 1 in 3 women will be raped in her lifetime, according to the World Health Organisation. This staggering figure reinforces our commitment to bringing this epidemic to an end, through our partnership and support of organisations actively fighting woman abuse.
Many organisations and initiatives across the country are doing incredible work in the fight against woman abuse. But more can and must be done – and working together can make all the difference, which is what inspired us to launch ForWomen. This online platform aims to consolidate woman abuse fighting efforts in one place. It is a safe space where you and all South Africans can get help and give help in bringing this epidemic to an end.