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Key focus areas

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:

  • Pillar 1: Supporting a vibrant, growing and vocal movement of survivors of sexual and gender-based violence.
  • Pillar 2: Sensitising and equipping faith leaders to become advocates to end sexual and gender-based violence and survivor stigma.
  • Pillar 3: Undertaking joint advocacy initiatives and campaigns.
  • Pillar 4: Engaging men and boys, together with women and girls, as allies to end sexual and gender-based violence.

Coordination Hub

The WWSOSA Coordination Hub helps us work together by:


Creating physical and virtual networking spaces for us to work together and strengthen our impact.

Advocacy campaigns

Providing opportunities to develop joint advocacy campaigns to influence those in authority.

Training and online resources

Providing links to training and online resources to help us learn and grow to be more effective.

Coordination, communications and resource mobilisation

Operating as a hub for coordination, communications and resource mobilisation – helping members to connect to each other, find partners for joint actions and sometimes raising funds together.

Collecting stories in documents or videos

Collecting stories in documents or videos that celebrate what members as well as what we do together as WWSOSA in the faith sector, to learn from each other and influence others to inspire them to transform.

How we work

By working together, we create impact for:

  • Survivors of sexual and gender-based violence create support groups and structures and are able to speak out in public spaces.
  • Advocacy: Faith leaders are challenged and enabled to speak out against sexual and gender-based violence.
  • Faith Communities: Faith communities become safer spaces for survivors of sexual and gender-based violence
  • Allies: Men and boys are engaged as allies, together with women and girls, in the struggle against sexual and gender-based violence.

The work WWSOSA does contributes directly or indirectly to:

  • South African National Strategic Plan on GBVF
  • SADC Gender Protocol
  • African Union focus on the Agenda 2063 – the Africa We Want
  • Global Sustainable Development Goals

More from us

Our resource centre provides many useful articles, manuals, bible studies and videos for use by faith leaders on Gender, GBV as well as other related themes.

Resources Center

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