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What is Gender-Based Violence

Gender-Based Violence is violence against another person because of their gender, gender identity, and or sexual identity.

 

The violence can be physical, sexual, emotional, psychological (mental), verbal, economic or cultural.

 

Gender-based violence is deeply rooted in gender inequality and continues to be one of the most notable human rights violations within all societies. 

Both women, men and the queer community experience gender-based violence but the majority of victims are women and girls.

1 in 3 women experience GBV etc that is why we are tackling this issue! 

 

Our Projects

In order to address Gender-Based Violence, The Justice Desk runs the following projects:
 

TJD’s “Mbokodo Club” (The Rock Club) project focuses on offering leadership and empowerment workshops, mental health care and trauma counselling, as well as self-defence and fitness classes to girl survivors of rape and GBV from vulnerable communities.

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The young girls we work with are between the ages of 9 and 19 and come from vulnerable communities such as Nyanga, Langa, Khayelitsha and Bonteheuwel.

TJD’s “Mbokodo Club” (The Rock Club) project focuses on offering leadership and empowerment workshops, mental health care and trauma counselling, as well as self-defence and fitness classes to girl survivors of rape and GBV from vulnerable communities.

 

The young girls we work with are between the ages of 9 and 19 and come from vulnerable communities such as Nyanga, Langa, Khayelitsha and Bonteheuwel.

 

TJD’s “Mbokodo Club” (The Rock Club) project focuses on offering leadership and empowerment workshops, mental health care and trauma counselling, as well as self-defence and fitness classes to girl survivors of rape and GBV from vulnerable communities.

 

The young girls we work with are between the ages of 9 and 19 and come from vulnerable communities such as Nyanga, Langa, Khayelitsha and Bonteheuwel.

 

TJD’s “Mbokodo Club” (The Rock Club) project focuses on offering leadership and empowerment workshops, mental health care and trauma counselling, as well as self-defence and fitness classes to girl survivors of rape and GBV from vulnerable communities.

 

The young girls we work with are between the ages of 9 and 19 and come from vulnerable communities such as Nyanga, Langa, Khayelitsha and Bonteheuwel.

 

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The Ntsika yeThemba Project aims to end

Gender-Based Violence by equipping a generation of positive male role models, who challenge toxic masculinity and GBV, as well as promote equal rights and justice for all!

 

Through various positive role model encounters and mentorship initiatives, as well as through the use of outdoor adventure-based education; young boys from vulnerable communities, many without fathers or father figures, are being empowered to become incredible leaders and agents of change.

 

The Ntsika boys are reshaping, re-defining and re-building positive ideas and actions of masculinity. They are being taught how to respect one another, respect women, understand consent and be a part of building a free and equal country for all!

 

Get Involved

If you would like to volunteer for either of these projects,

please fill in the form and get in touch!