Where to get help in South Africa if you are being abused

Numerous organisations around South Africa provide services such as counselling, temporary shelter and legal help to people in abusive relationships. We've compiled a guide...

16 Days of Activism against abuse

Imagine if, for 16 days, there was no rape, no child abuse. The 16 Days of Activism campaign challenges South Africans to declare a truce on violence against women and children - and, ultimately, to make it a permanent one.

Brand South Africa launches 16 Days for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign

Johannesburg, Thursday 10 November 2016 – Brand South Africa will this week launch a digital campaign under the banner ”No Excuses’ in support of...

South African female authors share their journeys

18 August 2016 Trapped. A strong woman's triumph over abuse is Capetonian Sam Scarborough's diary, now published as a book. Her story – a confident and financially...

South African men pledge to stand up against abuse

At an International Men's Day event held in Soshanguve, Tshwane, male citizens of South Africa were urged to pledge and take a stand against violence towards women and children. The event came on the eve of the annual 16 Days of Activism against gender violence campaign.

Activism against violence gets a year-long extension

Crime Line has teamed up with the Department of Women to extend the annual 16 Days of Activism for a year. The partners will hold national and provincial dialogues in urban and rural areas to empower people. Activism needs to continue until women and children are no longer threatened, they say.

South Africa takes a stand against violence and abuse

South Africa's 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children has been extended to run throughout the year. With the theme, "Count me in", the focus will be on gender and child abuse, with all people encouraged to be part of the solution.

MusicWorks changes children’s lives through music

MusicWorks aims to help children traumatised by violence and neglect through music therapy, by providing a space for emotional healing, an avenue for creativity and instilling a positive sense of self.

Walking against women and child abuse

Film maker Meg Rickards commissioned a make-up artist to make it look like she'd been physically beaten, then walked the streets of Cape Town in little more than a petticoat on Friday, the eve of South Africa's national Women's Day, to raise awareness around women and child abuse - and funds for her upcoming film, Whiplash.