Agisanang Domestic Abuse Prevention and
Seeks to educate and empower both the victims and the perpetrators of gender based violence by having them take control of their lives and actions. It does this by offering: counselling and support groups; training
workshops and seminars; and, community empowerment.
DREAMS is an ambitious $385 million partnership to reduce HIV infections among adolescent girls and young women in 10 sub-Saharan African countries including South Africa. DREAMS thus is of assistance to victims of sexual and gender-based violence in South Africa.
It is a funding mechanism consisting of Irish Aid, Ford Foundation, RAITH Foundation and Hivos (as primary contributors); works to build cohesion and strengthen the response to GBV in South Africa through funding, capacity enhancement, and strategic sector convenings; and, it provides funding for innovative programmes that address the drivers of violence against women and girls in South Africa in ways that respond to and transform the underlying causes.
Education of communities about women's rights (through the provision of help to improve women's understanding and access to justice relating to rape, domestic violence, child maintenance and civil matters such as inheritance): provision of paralegal support; employment of women from the community in which the organisation is based to build their capacity with regard to working on gender justice issues (this is in terms of having an internship programme); and, running of a HIV and AIDS support group once a month.
Has projects aimed towards: working with teacher unions to end school-related gender based violence; promoting gender equality in southern Africa; working together with communities to end gender-based violence; and, ending gender-based violence in the health sector
The LRF, through its permanent offices, mobile legal aid clinics and help desks at magistrates’ courts, most of which are located away from the main cities, provides legal assistance to the marginalised and vulnerable.