Fearlessly fighting GBV 24/7/365
We live in what our President has called ‘one of the most unsafe places in the world to be a woman’. A country where more than 890 women are killed and 9,252 are raped over a three-month period, where 95% of women feel unsafe according to a survey of 6611 South African women. The issue of women abuse is pressing and multifaceted. Addressing the deep-rooted attitudes and systems that perpetuate gender inequality is crucial. In 2019, 1st for Women, in collaboration with the Department of Women, Youth, and Persons with Disabilities and UN Women, pledged to make the fight against women abuse and gender-based violence a year-round priority, not just for 16 days.
To support our commitment to combating gender-based violence (GBV), 1st for Women collaborates with various organisations and initiatives that share our vision. We support the following organisations in our efforts to combat GBV. Click on the logos for more information about our beneficiaries.