Women's support Centre

Masimanyane Women's Support Centre is a non-profit international women's organisation based in East London, South Africa. With a specific focus on violence against women, sexual and reproductive health and rights and the gendered nature of HIV and Aids, we aim to build the capacity of women and human rights advocates to claim and realise women's human rights. This is done through the development of new knowledge and the utilisation of a rights-based approach.
To find out more about Masimanyane's gender and human rights work, phone us on 043 743 9169.


23 August 2013

 67 minutes for Madiba!


In celebration of Madiba’s birthday, Masimanyane Women’s Support Centre, in collaboration with the staff of Wesley Pretorius and Associates spent their 67 minutes at Imvisiswano Day Care in Orange Grove.

26 April 2013

By Shamin Chibba

With the help of the French Embassy, Masimanyane had taken 12 women from the Eastern Cape to Cape Town for a 7-day advocacy training programme.

The women were to be educated on the history of human rights in South Africa and the state of human rights as it is now.

Nonkosi Mntu, one of Masimanyane’s facilitators on the trip, said that one of the lessons taught was on how to deal with the challenges of being a counsellor.

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16 November 2012

The following poem was written by Azola Benita Dorothea Bobo, a former Human Rights Club member. She is still using the knowledge she gained from Masimanyane to express herself. With 16 Days of Activism approaching, it is fitting that one of her poems can be read right here on the Masimanyane website.


All That I Ask

by Azola Benita Dorothea Bobo




 37 Women received leadership training at the Ndevana Village near Berlin.  This was part of the activities hosted by Masimanyane Women's Support Centre in celebration of Women's Month.  

Anti-Rape Strategy for the Eastern Cape

Masimanyane Women’s Support Centre would like to thank this esteemed committee for the opportunity to share with you our ideas on an Any rape strategy for the Eastern Cape. As an NGO working to end gender based violence and having served more than 14000 women in 2012 alone, we believe that we have gained some insight into what is needed in an anti-rape strategy.


To read the rest of the strategy, click HERE

Report by Lou-May Immelman on Masimanyane's support services to women and girls who experiences gender based violence

Report by Lou-May Immelman


To read the report, Click HERE

Masimanyane Women's Support Centre is a Section 18A-status or public benefit organisation (PBO). Donations by or to this PBO are exempt from donations tax in terms of Section 56(1)(h) of the Act. Masimanyane's PBO number is 930011582. Masimanyane's Section 21 registration number is 1997/003982/08.


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