As a foundation, we are committed to serving and listening alongside those who have been doing incredible work addressing Gender-Based Violence in South Africa. During Women’s Month, we listened to women’s rights practitioners involved in gender-based violence work to see what we could do practically to support women. The most common response from survivors of gender-based violence was “I wish I was able to at least protect myself at that time.”
With the help of trusted NPOs and community organisations, we were able to source and compile our Power2You Packs to give to women in a bid to put power into their hands. Power2You packs include pepper-spray, a whistle, and a journal with resourceful information about seeking justice, legal help, and healing.