|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.|
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|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
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|Lesley Ann Foster's speech at UN General Assembly||
It is a shocking testimony to our global community that violence against women has reached epidemic levels in most countries across the world with very little evidence of any effort by states or civil society yielding response that reduces it.
In truth, violence against women appears to be everywhere on every agenda but on careful consideration and analysis, it is really nowhere. Most states do not have a fully developed location or mechanism for addressing violence against women in totality. Civil society and states collude in a smoke screen of responses and activities which in effect keep the status quo.
To read more of the speech, click HERE.