August 8, 2019

The Khayelitsha Women’s Club recently hosted a gender-based violence (GBV) awareness campaign for its community, sharing information they acquired from attending Masimanyane trainng sessions.

July 29, 2019

Masimanyane has joined a national protest initiative to draw attention to the lack of funding for shelters for abused women in South Africa.

The protest, outside Parliament in Cape Town, was organised by the Western Cape Women’s Shelter Movement (WCWSM), in collaboration with the National Shelter Movement of South Africa (NSM).

Representatives fro...

July 16, 2019

Masimanyane recognises the importance of support groups for GBV survivors and offers them the opportunity to join a caring community. 

Some of the groups which have already been established are:

  • Needs Camps (Abanqobi)

  • Nu 18 (Masikhulisane)

  • Khayelitsha (Masibambane) 

Each incident of GBV is a violation of an individual’s rights, an...

July 11, 2019

Masimanyane Women's Rights International conducted self-leadership training in Nkqonkqweni as part of its community empowerment programme.

The training focused on:

  • Personal vision – to help participants understand and form up their personal visions and goals

  • Developing personal plans

  • Building confidence and self esteem

  • Deal...

July 3, 2019

The Commission for Gender Equality has released its highly anticipated investigative report into the state of shelters in South Africa.

The investigation looked into the state of shelters for victims of violence, particularly victims of gender-based violence (GBV), and members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and intersex (LGBTI) comm...

June 20, 2019

We have a crisis in South Africa when young people are unable to access the job market or any other meaningful economic opportunity. We have a crisis in South Africa when womxn have to choose between economic opportunity, in the form of jobs and promotions, and sexual violations, in the form of being made to perform sexual favours. It is worse w...

June 19, 2019

Masimanyane hosted a Youth Day event on 16 June to raise awareness of mental health and how unemployment, gender based violence, crime and substance abuse can contribute to deteriorating mental health.

Part of this programme was also aimed at normalising discussion about mental health issues and to encourage the youth to seek help for mental heal...

May 29, 2019

The Foundation for Professional Development (FPD) conducted training for doctors and professional nurses in Buffalo City recently.

One of the strategies used to fight gender based violence is the building of broader institutional responses to GBV, as well as to enhance reporting and response mechanism for women affected by GBV across the Metro.


May 28, 2019

Masimanyane and our regional partners in the International Network to End Violence Against Women and Girls (INEVAWG) have convened a high-level regional consultation on gender-based violence in Mauritius this week.

One of the most significant outcomes of this forum has been a working document outlining INEVAWG's political platform.

The docume...

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