South Africa has the highest incidence of rape of any country that is not at war, and is one of the most dangerous places for women to live. It is a whole society problem which requires action from all sectors and all individuals in our country. The faith sector has a huge role to play in ending sexual and gender-based violence.
Our member organisations and individuals have their own programmes and advocacy. Together as the WWSOSA Coalition, we agree to also work together. Our strategies, activities and advocacy are centred on:
Supporting a vibrant, growing and vocal movement of survivors of sexual and gender-based violence.
Sensitising and equipping faith leaders to become advocates to end sexual and gender-based violence and survivor stigma.
Undertaking joint advocacy initiatives and campaigns.
Engaging men and boys, together with women and girls, as allies to end sexual and gender-based violence.
The Faith Action to End GBV Collective comprises faith-based organisations and individuals working together and in our own spaces to create a South Africa free from gender injustice and gender-based violence.
Every Thursday, people around the world wear black as a symbol of strength and courage, representing our solidarity with victims and survivors of violence, and calling for a world without gender-based violence.
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