Established in 1976, the Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust is the oldest organisation in South Africa supporting the recovery of survivors, seeking justice and making change in communities.
We have a vision of a South Africa in which women are safe in their communities, and where the criminal justice system supports and empowers rape survivors.
Our goal is to promote an end to violence against women – specifically rape. Rape survivors are key to successful convictions and their empowerment is based on safety, respect, support and the ability to make informed choices as they embark on this difficult and challenging journey.
We aim to reduce the trauma experienced by survivors and encourage them to report rape. We support communities in challenging high rape rates and flaws in the criminal justice system.
These goals are achieved through coordinated action between our three main programmes below: