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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. 

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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

  • The Role of the Religious sector in curbing GBV
    The Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) in partnership with the German Development Cooperation (GIZ), Inclusive Violence and Crime Prevention Programme (VCP) and We Will Speak Out South Africa (with Faith Action to End GBV) will host a webinar series to engage on the role of the faith sector in curbing against GBVF. The NSP-GBVF highlights the faith sector…
  • The Second Presidential Summit on GBVF – What Does Accountability Mean for the Faith Sector?
    The Second Presidential Summit on GBVF – What Does Accountability Mean for the Faith Sector?  “We are all equal. As soon as some of us are set up as superior, some sort of violence will occur.” This was the stern warning from Hindu faith teachings shared by Ms Ela Gandhi, Trustee of the Mahatma Gandhi…
  • Annual Report 2021
    Annual Report 2021-2022 Download the latest Annual Report here. Click here to access all our previous Annual Reports.
  • Faith Leadership Gender Transformation Programme
    Faith Leadership Gender Transformation Programme Imagine faith leaders across South Africa transforming their places of worship and institutions to be a driving force in turning the tide against GBVF… Imagine faith leaders equipped with both sound theological foundations and an understanding of how their own gendered history has influenced their gender positionality…  Imagine faith leaders…
  • Why should the Faith Sector be involved in GBV work?
    Click here for all the info for the AGM and Mini-Conference