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People of faith speaking out!

We Will Speak Out South Africa is a coalition of more than 200 individuals, organisations and church groups – including faith leaders and survivors of Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) – who work together to eliminate sexual and gender-based violence in the faith sector and wider society, counter stigma against survivors and bring healing

We are part of an international coalition founded in 2011. 

Become a member

WWSOSA welcomes new individual and organisational members that share our passion to see a world without gender-based violence.

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Faith Leaders’ Gender Transformation Programme

A new and innovative Faith Leaders Gender Transformation Programme, fondly referred to as the FLGTP, opened its doors for the second cycle this year. In response to mandates from their churches and organisations to guide them to end gender-based violence, a diverse community of 26 faith leaders gathered at eBandla hotel in Ballito on 28 February until 2 March 2022 together with 11 mentors and facilitators for 3 foundational days.

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Recent News

  • KZN Provincial GBVF Summit Process
    National and KZN GBVF Summit Processes Gender-Based Violence and Femicide (GBVF) is rampant in South Africa, spanning across ages, in urban and rural areas, across all communities, genders, classes and all forms of social markers, and in both private and public spheres. Despite progress made in the implementation of the national response to the pandemic,…
  • Safe spaces for gender and GBV activists
    Safe spaces for gender and GBV activists This is the first of a series of safe spaces for gender and GBV activists to reflect on the challenges of being a person of faith in the context of rampant gender-based oppression and violence, often intentionally or unintentionally promoted or condoned by our religious institutions. WHEN? Tuesday…
  • SABC Article
    SABC Website – Article on the role of the religious sector During the harsh days of apartheid, some parts of the religious sector played an important role in inspiring and mobilising people to fight for freedom. During those dark days, many people used religious organisations to help them find courage, comfort and hope when they…
  • Concept Note: Webinar Series on The Role of the religious sector in curbing GBV
    South Africa continues to witness high rates of intimate partner violence and killings of women and children, despite the daily messages condemning GBVF. Much more work needs to be done to curb the epidemic of GBVF.
  • From Resolution to Action: KZN Province Summit Report-Back Conference
    From Resolution to Action: KZN Province Summit Report-Back Conference On the eve of 16 Days of Activism, We Will Speak Out SA (WWSOSA) and KZN Network on Violence Against Women (KZNVAW) hosted a report-back Conference on the National GBVF Summit in Durban. In the build-up to the Presidential Summit on GBVF2 held on 1-2 November,…