Training & Development

Rape Crisis trainers are all volunteer facilitators trained by the organisation in a vigorous and compelling six week process.  Two teams in Athlone and Khayelitsha together with volunteers from Observatory are lead by experienced staff who support, teach and guide the training teams in their work with community groups through regular meetings, buddy groups and ongoing training sessions. Many of our volunteer facilitators have been with us for many years and have accumulated a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field.

Community groups such as schools, universities, churches, rate payers associations, advice offices and other interest groups can approach Rape Crisis for training that is customised to each group’s needs.  We prefer to work with a minimum of 15 participants and a for minimum of three hours but we can also put together longer courses spanning several weeks or shorter talks and audiovisual presentations delivered to a larger audience.  Volunteers also take part in open air events, marches, exhibitions, displays and stalls.

Our courses are workshop styled, experiential learning environments where everyone pools their skills, knowledge and life experience in order to help one another learn and grow.  We offer extensive handouts and notes prepared for each session so participants can take their learning with them.  Contact Kholeka Booi at or Rifqah Abrahams at for a quotation.

The aim of these training programmes is to develop creative and innovative prevention methodologies, to facilitate community groups building safe spaces within their areas and to change attitudes about rape within communities and between men and women in South Africa.

Rape Crisis also offers a corporate training service called Safe Space, which specialises in training in sexual harassment in the workplace and assists in the development of policy and equipping employers to deal with issues of harassment in their workplaces.


Athlone – (021) 684-1180
Khayelitsha – (021) 361-9228

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