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Door to Door Campaigns to raise awareness
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Door to Door Campaigns to raise awareness

In light of anticipated increases in levels of gender-based violence (GBV) in connection with COVID-19 related restrictions and the corresponding lack of GBV services and ability of victims to access those services, LvA launched a large scale door to door awareness campaign to increase community awareness of rights, legal remedies and available services in cases...

2019 Year in Review
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2019 Year in Review

As 2019 comes to a close, we are excited to share with you all that was accomplished throughout the year! LvA made tremendous strides in advancing its mission to provide integrated legal and psychosocial support services to victims of gender-based violence (GBV) and to facilitate systemic change through strategic engagement with state actors and the communities...

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...