Our Impact

Since starting our work in Diepsloot in 2014, LvA’s team of dedicated professionals have made tremendous strides in the fight against gender-based violence in this community.

 
– provided legal assistance to over 440 victims, securing final protection orders for 74% of our clients seeking orders and providing support in over 50 criminal cases;
– helped over 100 victims begin to recover from the trauma of abuse through individual and group therapy;
– educated over 1,500 learners and teachers on managing sexual abuse;
– empowered 18,000 community members with information about gender-based violence through various outreach initiatives; and
– built strong relationships within the community and with key state actors including local police, clinic, and court officials.

 

Each of the hundreds of victims that LvA has assisted has a unique story to tell.

Here are just a few of those stories:

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