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If you're in an abusive situation or know a woman who is being abused, the first step to getting out, is getting help. For Women is an information hub that offers access to a growing network of causes, all fighting to bring an end to woman abuse. Connect with any of them quickly and easily to get the help you need

Afrika Leadership Development Institute

Prevention

This institute strengthens leadership capacity, knowledge, skills and attributes to prevent and manage gender-based violence.

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Bet Sheekoom

Provision

Bet Sheekoom runs a programme at the shelter for co-dependency, self-worth, skills development and job readiness. They also have a psychologist that visits once a week and talks are given monthly at the nearby Pregnancy Crisis Centre.

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Centre for Community Justice and Development

Provision

CCJD provides access to legal advice, mediation, counselling and educational services, and negotiating with service providers on behalf of clients in rural areas. The main issues addressed are domestic violence, entitlements such as pensions and grants, labour rights and child abuse.

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Child Welfare Durban and District

Prevention

This welfare focuses on prevention, early intervention, statutory services and residential care. This includes awareness programmes and education of communities and key role players, programmes focusing on HIV/AIDS, counselling, therapy, mediation, foster placements and adoptions.

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Dikeledi-Thokozile Foundation

Prevention

This foundation assists in taking women between 19 and 30 back to school so that they can complete their eduation. They also work with teenagers in a programme called "Young Woman You Are Worthy". Through this initiative, they teach women about relationships.

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DOCKDA Rural Development Agency

Prevention

We help Homebased Care Community Based organisations by providing capacity development & resources

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Epic Foundation

Provision

This foundation distributes essential toiletry items for rape survivors, to be used during the initial reporting phases. They also facilitate counselling, support groups, referrals for legal advice and court preparations, self-defense classes, motivational talks, education and awareness campaigns, and skills development for shelter ladies.

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Halli Trust

Prevention

Halli Trust carries out educational programmes at schools to teach children about sexual and physical abuse.

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Healing Hands Foundation

Provision

This foundation created a feeding scheme for underprivileged youth and children. They also have a crisis centre for women and children, school gardening programmes, youth support (a student retention programme), and HIV/AIDS education, awareness and support.

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Home of Hope

Prevention

Home of Hope empowers women and the local youth through various projects. Their aim is to promote entrepreneurial skills and support community groups through counselling, interactive sessions, reading and writing, sport, and more.

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Hope (stella from hope helping people everywhere )

Prevention

We help help families in need of food and baby stuff pram cot by giving out food and clothing and baby stuff kot pram

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Inkwenkwezi Youth Development Sporting Foundation

Prevention

We help Youth in distress, in school and out of school by Youth Rights mainstreaming, sport and behavior change

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Johannesburg Dream Center NPC

Prevention

We help families in need by tackling issues such as hunger, unemployment and other.

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Just Grace

Prevention

We help grade 9 – 12 learners in the community of Langa by providing them with a high quality education programme

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Kids Haven

Prevention

We help street connected children by changing their circumstances and their future

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Lawyers against Abuse (LvA)

Prevention

This group provides free legal services and psychosocial support to victims of gender-based violence. They work with state actors and have various community engagement projects to raise awareness of legal rights and remedies. They also provide legal advice via phone or email and make referrals counselling and therapy services.

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Learn to Earn

Prevention

We help LtE's partners with unemployed people by offering training 13 skills development courses

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex (LGBTI)

Provision

LGBTI addresses hate crimes against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex persons in South Africa. They also have a gender-based violence support group. They provide face-to-face and telephonic counselling.

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Lesedi la Batho

Provision

Lesedi la Batho offers three projects for vulnerable groups. These projects respectively offer emotional and practical support for current or former commercial sex workers; encourages and supports young mothers to stay in school; and work directly with teenage mothers, LGBTI community members, commercial sex workers and learners, to break the cycle of poverty.

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Masizakhe family centre

Prevention

We help alleviate poverty in our community by providing social welfare and leisure activities

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NEAD COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT NPC

Prevention

We help disadvantaged communities achieving their dreams by creating opportunities for self sustainability.

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Nokuphila Community Services

Provision

We help Orphans and vulnerable Children and their families by providing meals, ECD education , after care programs

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Optimystic Bikers against Abuse MCC

Prevention

We help victims of abuse by providing support services and practical assistance.

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Sakhulwazi Foundation

Prevention

We help Local orphans and underprivileged children by Extra care and Educational programs

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Sistagirl Foundation

Prevention

We help primary schools in semi rural and rural areas by by giving rural school learners bicycles&repair skills

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SIZANANI FAMILY SHIELD

Provision

We help WE HELP THOSE WHO CAN'T AFFORD TO BURY THEIR LOVED ONES by HELPING THEM WITH COFFIN AND FOOD GROCERIES

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TAFTA

Provision

We help Senior Citizens by Accommodation, Feeding

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TEARS Foundation

Provision

This foundation specialises in the development of a nationally-accessible assistance and support network for survivors of rape and sexual abuse. They provide 24-hour access to information about where to find medical, legal and psychological support for victims of rape and sexual abuse, free of charge. They also seeks to create awareness and facilitate the transformation of attitudes and values, so that sexual abuse of any kind becomes unacceptable in our society.

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The Character Company

Prevention

This company primarily works with boys with absent fathers. They offer weekly activities, but also follow a long-term mentorship approach. In addition, they aim to provide a support structure for single mothers, and advocate the better treatment of women and children.

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The Equinox Trust

Provision

The Equinox Trust has designed four specific programmes in the areas of youth at risk, abused women, carers and mental health professionals and those affected by HIV/AIDS. They also run programmes involving the South African Police Services and a nearby psychiatric hospital.

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The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation

Prevention

We help youth & people from different racial and gender groups by identifying and implementing interventions across SA.

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The Viva Foundation of South Africa

Prevention

This foundation launched a sexual violence prevention and response programme, and they have developed several awareness and victim-empowerment materials. They also facilitate a project whereby panic buttons are distributed in the community, combined with trained community response to vulnerable households.

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Uitkoms Home for Girls

Provision

Uitkoms Home for Girls is a registered Child and Youth Care Centre that has the precious undertaking of offering shelter, protection, professional counselling, and life guidance to teenage girls from disadvantaged backgrounds. Uitkoms offers intensive, holistic, specialised care that caters for physical, emotional, educational, and spiritual needs. Through the implementation of structured life skills and educational programmes, we equip these girls with the tools they need for a successful re-integration into their communities, and broader society, and, where possible, to find acceptance from their families. Our aim is to develop the girls into productive, self-sustaining citizens.

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Woman INpowered

Preparation

Woman INpowered (WIP) is a simple, easy-to-learn, yet devastatingly effective self-INpowerment system which provides women with knowledge, expertise and tools to protect themselves if they’re ever in imminent danger.

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