The public is urged to report any cases of abuse of women and children to the SAPS on 10111 (24-hour service), or by approaching the department's social workers at regional or local offices, or by contacting the DSD hotline on 0800 220 250.
The public is urged to report any cases of abuse of women and children to the SAPS on 10111 (24-hour service), or by approaching the department's social workers at regional or local offices, or by contacting the DSD hotline on 0800 220 250.
Organisations like POWA help women and children who have been affected by abuse.
Photo: Facebook
Organisations like POWA help women and children who have been affected by abuse. Photo: Facebook
DURBAN - The sixteen days of activism for no violence against women and children is currently taking place between the 25th of November and the 10th of December.

You can do your bit for these sixteen days by donating to charities that support victims of child and women abuse.

Here are some charities that you can donate to:

TEARS Foundation

The TEARS Foundation gives access to crisis intervention, advocacy, prevention education services and counselling to victims of sexual assault and child sexual abuse. These services are confidential and have no cost attached.

According the TEARS website the teardrop logo is a symbol for weeping at the violence and degradation suffered by rape and abuse victims, but, more importantly, it is a symbol of cleansing, healing and hope".

Visit their website to make a donation: http://www.tears.co.za

POWA

People Opposing Women Abuse (Powa) is an organisation whose vision is to have a safe and equal society, intolerant of all forms of violence against women and girls in all their diversity, where they are treated with respect and their rights promoted. To help this organisation you can donate money or help them with different services such as advocacy and frontline services like counselling.

Visit their website to make a donation: https://www.powa.co.za/POWA/

Masimanyane Women's Support Centre

This is an international advocacy centre and empowerment organisation that is working with partners locally, nationally and internationally to strengthen the rights of women, decrease HIV/AIDS and wipe out violence against women

Visit their website to make a donation: https://www.masimanyane.org.za

Save the Children South Africa

This organisation believes that every child deserves a future. They work to provide children with a healthy start in life, they esnure that the needs of the children are met and that the children have the opportunity to learn.

They have five programme areas:

1. Early childhood care and development programme
2. A health and nutrition Programme
3. Education programme
4. Child protection programme
5. Children’s rights governance programme

Visit their website to make a donation: https://www.savethechildren.org.za/


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