Help at hand Against Gender Based Violence Victims

Ever since the April 2020 lockdown, various reports have been circulating on various media platforms about the rising number of femicide cases and that includes children abuse as recorded by women and children shelters housing vulnerable victims needing help and protection.

It is also remarkable to acknowledge the increase in reported cases at various SAPS stations. During the month of June 2020, the reports included the cruel and violent deaths of women victims who were attacked by men in their lives, including an unborn child as victims of femicide, and the two trending on Social Media #JusticeForTshego, #JusticeForNaledi. To date, there are more cases.

In spite of the grueling calamities that have upset the communities, there is hope in organizations such as Lungelo Women’s Organisation located in Dube Soweto. Certainly, do not despair if you know yourself to or find yourself or your child or someone you know under threat.  In spite of the lockdown and alert level three rules and regulations of compliance, their counselling and referral services continue for GBV cases, that include rape, drug addiction, domestic violence, etc. The campaign by their affiliate group Abanumzane Abaqotho Program, also based in Dube and Tladi, facilitate interventions in raising responsible and wholesome boys to caring, accountable, responsible and well-mannered men.

The organisations can be contacted on 081 491 6742 or via respective emails lwo@mweb.co.za, abanumzaneabaqotho@ gmail.com, office at Ekhaya Centre, 2223 Mncube Dr, Dube and also Tladi Clinic, Legwale Street, Tladi.

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