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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.

Download this form, complete it and email it to coordinator@wwsosa.org.za  

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

  • GBV and the Law I
    WEBINAR – GBV and the Law Domestic Violence Act, Harassment and Protection Orders PART 1 (20th June, 6-8pm) Focuses on the Domestic Violence Act, Sexual Harassment and Protection Orders. PART 2 (10th July) focuses on the Sexual Offences and Criminal Procedures Acts (and if there is time, on the Marriage Act – if not, it may…
  • Forum Meeting 12th June 2024
    Faith Action Forum Meeting: 12 June 2024    THEME: Interfaith GBVF STRATEGY 2030 in a Time of Transition Wednesday, 12 June 202412h30-14h00 Agenda Highlights: Check-in: How was your experience of the 2024 Elections? Organisational Profile: Women’s Election Mechanism for Peace-WEMP – Opportunities for Collaboration (Ms Ashantewaa Archer-Ngidi (KZN Peace Room Coordinator); Read more here Interfaith GBV…
  • AGM 2024 Invitation
    Invitation: 2024 AGM You are invited to attend WWSOSA’s 8th Annual General Meeting, and a brief engagement on the draft GBV Interfaith Strategy 2030: Tuesday 18th June 202416h00 to 17h30 ZOOM LINK: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87465782562Meeting ID: 874 6578 2562 Please Register at this link: https://forms.gle/T6fPNKsqn5aSrAT26 The 45 to 60 minutes will be the BUSINESS MEETING. It will…
  • Two part-time roles advertised
    Two part-time roles advertised WWSOSA is inviting applications from suitable candidates for 2 potential roles to contribute to the work of WWSOSA and the Faith Action to End GBV Collective. Please note that the deadline is very tight – the opportunity closes on Tuesday 14th May, and successful applicants will be informed by the following…
  • INTERFAITH GBVF STRATEGY 2030 – Help Shape the Way forward!
    INTERFAITH GBVF STRATEGY 2030 Help Shape the Way forward! The May 2024 Faith Action Collective Forum meeting takes us to the next step in the development of the Interfaith GBVF Strategy 2023! The writing team will present Draft 2 for your comment and suggestions for improvement. We will also announce the Working Teams to take…