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Providing Holistic Support to Children
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Providing Holistic Support to Children

Case note: M v S (A343/2018) [2019] ZAWCHC 101 (14 May 2019) Providing holistic support to children and bridging the gaps within the criminal justice system In May 2016, when M was just 11-years old, her father tried to rape her. The doctor who examined her found injuries compatible with recent forced or attempted penetration...

2018 Review
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2018 Review

As we pause to reflect back on 2018, we are encouraged by what was accomplished, strengthened through challenges faced, and thankful for the lessons we learned along the way. Here are just a few of the highlights. In 2018, LvA provided legal and/or psychosocial support to 277 victims of gender-based violence (GBV), including sexual violence,...

Empowering Social Change Agents: LvA’s Community Action Groups
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Empowering Social Change Agents: LvA’s Community Action Groups

LvA’s work follows a two-pronged approach: PREVENTION and RESPONSE. In addition to providing integrated legal and psychosocial support services to victims when violence does happen, we seek to empower women and girls in Diepsloot, providing them with the tools to challenge the conditions that lead to the existence of violence in the first place. Through...

Launch of Diepsloot GBV Forum
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Launch of Diepsloot GBV Forum

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” Eradicating gender-based violence (GBV) in South Africa is no small feat.  Helping each victim of women and child abuse and addressing existing systemic gaps is a massive undertaking.  Try as we might, LvA cannot do it alone.  Neither can our partners, which is...