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Our Reality

In South Africa it is estimated that


In Gauteng province, where Diepsloot is located, over


have experienced some form of violence in their lifetime

While there are strong laws in place, many victims of violence lack meaningful access to legal
relief and suffer secondary victimization when trying to seek justice

Our Action

We provide free legal services and psycho-social support to victims of domestic violence and sexual violence while engaging with police officers, prosecutors and magistrates to ensure our clients receive justice and to push for change in the criminal justice system.

  • Malefu's Story

    For many of the clients who come to LvA, therapy is the beginning of the work – not simply a quick fix or a happy ending.
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  • Maria's Story

    When Maria was 19-years-old, her mother passed away, leaving her little brother and her in their step-father's care. Although
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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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How you can help

Help us bring justice to victims of violence

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