Our Vision

LvA envisions a South Africa in which victims of gender-based violence (GBV) have access to holistic legal and psycho-social services, and to an effective justice system that respects their rights and dignity.

Our Reality

In South Africa it is estimated that


In Gauteng province, where Diepsloot is located, over

of women have experienced some form of violence in their lifetime.

South Africa has some of the best laws in the world to combat gender-based violence, yet many GBV victims still lack meaningful access to legal and psycho-social services, and often suffer secondary victimization when trying to seek justice.

Our Action

LvA works across four key project areas in order to achieve our vision of a better South Africa:

Direct Legal Services
Psycho-Social Support
State Actor Engagement
Community Engagement

  • Maria's Story

    Maria’s mother passed away when she was 19-years-old, leaving her and her little brother in her step-father’s care.
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  • Thando's Story

    After leaving an abusive relationship, Thando was violently assaulted in her home by her ex-boyfriend. After being beaten,
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  • Sharon's Story

    Sharon has two little boys, one 10 and one 5 years old. One evening, her ex-boyfriend followed the boys home and demanded to
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