S.A. Women Fight Back started off as a Facebook Group, for womxn only, on the 8th of August 2019. Our community grew to roughly 250 000 womxn in a short space of time. We became a safe haven where womxn came to share their stories of abuse, seek help, and to confide in each other.
SAWFB recognized that Gender-Based Violence (GBV), femicide, and human trafficking is a full-blown pandemic. We, the people need to step in, take action and to resolve this shadow pandemic of violence against women and children that is escalating at an alarming rate!
Join us in building networks to provide safe havens for GBV survivors where they can have a voice, share their stories of abuse, trauma, loss, seek help, and confide in each other. Join us to seek resources for GBV survivors ie: legal advice, trauma counseling, and victim support.
SA Women Fight Back’s Primary objectives are:
To create collaborative engagement opportunities, advocacy, searching, and providing solutions for
safety, empowerment, equality, and justice for all women and children. To work in collaboration and
to support accountable and responsible leadership initiatives and programs on all issues of Gender
Based Violence. To promote consciousness-raising and strategic advocacy amongst government
authorities, experts, determined thinkers, change-makers, doers and givers and encourage and
promote accountability for the provision of safety and justice for women and children.
SA Women Fight Back’s Secondary objectives are:
To support community holistic healing models to meet the full spectrum of needs for survivors of
sexualized violence, women and children and create a safe and healing space that supports not only
women’s physical healing, but fosters their emotional recovery, access to legal services, training and
education and helps to rebuild their livelihoods and contributes to the long-term, sustainable
restoration of individual survivors and their communities.
Goals for SA Women Fight Back over the next 3years:
Promoting and facilitating a cohesive approach to the combatting of GBV by the larger South African community, inclusive of all GBV stakeholders.
Support and initiate GBV leadership initiatives to promote a significant increase in security for women and children nationally.
Cement and significantly expand community and GBV partnerships, both government and non-governmental, working closely with all stakeholders and volunteers to provide access to victim support and thereby reduce trauma for survivors of GBV and domestic Abuse.
To advocate for a stronger justice system, harsher sentencing for GBV perpetrators and no parole for homicide and specifically femicide perpetrators, including repeat offenders of any violent crimes.
Support and lobby to build full capacity on a national and local level to enforce GBV laws, including inter alia, Thuthuzela and other One Stop care centres, safe houses, sexual violence courts and lobbying for the creation and set-up of Mobile courts to increase rapid and effective legal processes to ensure convictions and justice.
To build programs assisting victims of GBV integrating back into society through employment options
are you needing help with a protection order or legal advise on a case? We have partnered with LIPCO LAW FOR ALL to assist all of our victims of GBV with free legal council.