South Africa is a beautiful country, of lovely people. Unfortunately, Interpol says it is also the Capital of the World for Abuse against Women where Gender Based Violence has reached epidemic proportions. To combat this The Joe Slovo Foundation is helping build the capabilities of communities to support victims recover from abuse. The Foundation is also supporting the rolling out of a FREE Mobile Rescue Alarm Service for girls & women to use when they feel in danger that instantly sends multiple alarm messages to local community, family and friends with their location so they can react urgently to prevent further violence.
The Joe Slovo Foundation is raising funds to suport various groups helping female victims of Abuse, Violence and Assault recover by improving the capacity of local communities to treat survivors .
The Foundation is also extending a means of protection for the women and girls against further abuse and helping educate communities to prevent future violence and encourage behaviour change
From 25 Nov, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 Dec, Human Rights Day, the Joe Slovo Foundation is supporting the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world.