It’s the 16 Days of Activism – and we need your help to make them count!
Because, even though the campaign promotes non-violence, the harsh reality is that rape and violence against women are deeply woven into the fabric of South African Society.
During the next 16 days, over 400 people will be sexually assaulted in the Western Cape. Most of the victims will have children, brothers and sisters, parents, even partners who will also be traumatised by the attack on their loved one. In fact, rape is the leading cause of post traumatic stress related symptoms, over and above all other types of violence.
That’s why we urgently need more skilled and highly trained counsellors at Rape Crisis – to support rape survivors and their families on the long road to recovery and justice. But training is expensive – and this is where your help right now would make all the difference.
As your commitment to 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children, please consider making a donation to sponsor a rape counsellor’s training.
If you can manage the full R2500 sponsorship for a counsellor, it would be awesome! But contributions of R1000, R500 or even R100 all add up; any amount you can spare towards this urgent need will be so gratefully received.
We hope you will also wear a white ribbon for the next 16 days – as a symbol of peace, and your personal commitment to ensuring that rape survivors get the help they need.
Thank you for supporting a campaign that affects all of us. Because until we change the way society treats women, we will never build peaceful, happy communities … and that’s where we all want to live.Donate now