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For Women - taking a stand against women abuse

Prevention

If you’re wanting to make a positive difference in the fight against women abuse, unite with 1st for Women because together we can give abuse the boot and stop women abuse in South Africa.

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Three stories which could belong to you or someone you know

Provision

Thuli came through our doors in 2014 after living with an abusive boyfriend since 2009. He had assaulted Thuli multiple times and made repeated death threats before Thuli came to LvA for assistance in obtaining a protection order against him.

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Paralegals play critical role in seeking justice for women abuse survivors

Provision

We believe justice for woman abuse survivors is found through collaboration with the police, magistrates’ courts, and traditional courts. The restorative justice process helps to mediate an abusive incident by helping the perpetrator better understand their wrong-doing.

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Lawyers Against Abuse (LvA) walks with survivors to find justice

Provision

Many are surprised to learn that South Africa boasts some of the most comprehensive and victim-centric legislation in the world around gender-based violence (GBV).

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Numerous approaches available to women when seeking justice against abuse

Preparation

The issues of safety of the victim, culture, language and the debate on the public-private nature of woman abuse have shown us how complex woman abuse is, and that a single strategy on its own will not adequately protect survivors against woman abuse.

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Help is available to women who are survivors of women abuse

Preparation

Because of the complexity of violence and abuse within the families, we always advise the abused women to take the abuse very seriously and not to wait, as it will probably escalate.

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The women behind Lawyers Against Abuse (LvA)

Preparation

As we commemorate 16 Days of Activism, we wanted to share insights from our staff that do this critical work every day.

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Recognise the signs if you are at risk of financial abuse

Preparation

July marks National Savings Month in South Africa and during this time we are likely to see a number of stories offering tips and advice from financial experts on how women should be investing, spending and budgeting their money.

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My journey into Gender Activism

Prevention

I distinctly remember driving home from hospital after my first child Tarryn was born, a lot more cautiously than usual. I was suddenly overwhelmed with a sense of responsibility and the thought of making fathering a priority in my life. The truth is… a father was born the same day.

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Fathers in Africa Addresses woman abuse through prevention programmes

Prevention

In South Africa, violence against women continues unabated without any profound consequences for the perpetrator, something many victims and survivors know all too well.

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The positive impact of Fathers in Africa and what else needs to be done

Prevention

Preventing violence is a large part of what Fathers in Africa works to achieve every day. To do this, we need to change the social conditions in communities where violence is normal and acceptable.

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16 first steps to take in the fight against women abuse

Prevention

During this year’s 16 Days’ of Activism against women and child abuse, there are a few small steps we can all take to stop the prevalence of women abuse in our society and by taking these steps together we can give abuse the boot once and for all.

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Detect the red flags and early warning signs your partner may be abusive

Prevention

Detecting the early warning signs in your relationship to determine whether your partner has abusive tendencies, which may over time escalate, is an important first step in the fight against woman abuse.

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The three biggest reasons why you should learn self-defence

Preparation

It is not uncommon to hear on a daily basis stories of violence against women, attacks on women and horrific stories of woman abuse in South Africa.

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16 first steps to take in the fight against women abuse

Prevention

Being a survivor of women abuse can be an overwhelming and isolating experience which leaves many women feeling alone and desperate.

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Technology keeping women prepared in the fight against abuse

Preparation

The #MeToo movement from 2017 was certainly a pinnacle moment in the fight against woman abuse in that it brought to the fore conversations about what constitutes woman abuse, the number of people affected and what should be done to stop woman abuse from occurring.

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How 1 Move and 1 Movement could save countless lives – 365 days a year

Prevention

Ladies, woman abuse has reached epidemic proportions. 1 in 4 South African women are survivors of abuse according to The Department of Justice.

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