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 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...

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 19, 2019

The first consultative meeting discussing a framework for the establishment of a Rapid Response Unit in Buffalo City Metro was held at Osner Hotel on 16 May 2019.

This is a collaborative initiative between Masimanyane, the South African Police Services, Social Development and other state departments.

The State of Urban Safety in SA reported on the...

May 7, 2019

Masimanyane Women's Rights International facilitated a well-supported dialogue on gender-based violence (GBV) at the New Hope Fellowship Church in Southernwood this week.

The workshop, which was attended by young women from Wards 22, 23 and 24 in the greater Southernwood area, focused on identifying the specific factors that contribute to GBV in...

November 2, 2018

Masimanyane staff members Nwabisa Dlova and Khunjuzwa Madikane led an on-air discussion on Wild Coast FM about gender-based violence (GBV) and toxic social norms that contribute to the high prevalence of GBV, rape and femicide. The discussion also touched on the controversial Otomoso trial, and how institutions like churches can contribute to th...

October 17, 2018

Masimanyane Women's Rights International has established a gender-based forum to address violence against women and girls in the BuffaloCity Metro. The forum includes representatives from all relevant sectors in the city, including the South African Police Services (SAPS), Department of Safety and Liaison and the Department of Social Department.


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