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Police | Policía | Polizei | 警察 | Polisi | полиция: 10111

Ambulance | ambulancía | Krankenwagen | 救急車 | скорая помощь: 10177

Emergency – from mobile/cell phone: 112

ChildLine 24/7 helpline: 08000 55 555 

Childline Online Counselling (Chat) http://chat.childlinesa.org.za/status.php   

Stop Gender Violence HelpLine 0800-150-150

National counselling line: 0861 322 322 

Rape Crisis 24-hour Helpline: 021 447 9762

What to do if you are raped

Childline South Africa 

www.childlinesa.org.za

24/7 Helpline: 08000 55 555

Childline Online Counselling (Chat) http://chat.childlinesa.org.za/status.php   

Information for D/deaf children www.childlinesa.org.za/about/how-we-help/help-for-the-deaf/ 

Rape Crisis

rapecrisis.org.za/

Rape Crisis 24-hour Helpline: 021 447 9762

Khayelitsha: 021 361 9085 

Athlone: 021 633 9229 

info@rapecrisis.org.za

POWA (People Opposing Women Abuse) 

powa.co.za/

0116424345

BRANCHES: 

  • Soweto 0119332333
  • Vosloorus 0119064259
  • Katlehong 0119052211
  • Evaton 0813837698

info@powa.co.za 

itumeleng@powa.co.za 

Lifeline

http://Lifelinesa.co.za

National counselling line: 0861 322 322 

Stop Gender Violence HelpLine: 0800-150-150

safetalking@lifeline.org.za 

Nonceba Shelter for Women 

nonceba.org

perez@nonceba.org

Tel: 021 364 0135

There is a full list of women’s shelters across Gauteng available here

Sisters Incorporated – Caring for survivors of abuse 

sisters.org.za

Tel. +27 21 797 4190

manager@sisters.org.za

socialworker@sisters.org.za 

Frida Hartley Women’s Shelter (Yeoville, Johannesburg) 

https://www.fridahartley.org

Cheryl@fridahartley.org

Phone: 011 648 6005

Women’s Shelter Movement 

https://wcwsm.org.za

Tel +27 21 448 6792 / +27 21 488 8513 

info@stanneshomes.org.za

48Balfour Street, Woodstock, 7915

See website for list of shelters

Bethany Home – a home and place of rehabilitation for abused women and their children (Bertrams Area, Johannesburg) 

https://www.bethanyhome.co.za

Phone: 011 614 3245

The Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children (SBCWC) 

www.saartjiebaartmancentre.org.za

Klipfontein Road Manenberg 7764

Tel: +27 21 633 5287 

info@womenscentre.co.za 

The Sahara Shelter for Abused Women and Children (Phoenix, Durban)

http://pcw.org.za/

+2731 500 3671 10 

Featherstone Place | Whetstone | Phoenix | South Africa

Kwa Zulu Natal Network on Violence Against Women http://preventgbvafrica.org/about/members/south_africa/kwa_zulu_natal_network.html

kznetwork@nnvaw.org.za P.O. Box 62245, Bishopsgate 4008

Phone: +27-31-304-6928, 27-83-637-0203

Abrina Esther House 

www.abrinaestherhouse.org.za

Pietermaritzburg 

Telephone: +27 33 345 5843 or +27 72 713 1285 

E-mail: ijestherhouse@futurenet.co.za 

Kerr House Hospice for Women (Durban) 

www.kerrhouse.co.za

kerrhouse@telkomsa.net  

Durban hospice for Women: 031-3032912

SoulCity Institute

https://www.soulcity.org.za/contact

We Want to be Free: A book about gender-based violence 

Help Stop Women Abuse

The Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR) 

https://www.csvr.org.za/index.php

Western Cape Network on Violence Against Women

http://cab94.tripod.com/wcnovaw.htm

Nisaa Institute for Women’s Development 

www.nisaa.org.za

WomensNet

womensnet.org.za

women@womensnet.org.za

+27 21 782 8816


In Australia, Canada, Israel, South Africa, and the United States, between 40% and 70% percent of female murder victims were killed by their intimate partners. Source: UN Women. Fast Facts: Statistics on Violence against Women and Girls, 2014

Cross sectional research from a decade long study within African countries, including Rwanda, Tanzania and South Africa, as well as recent findings from India, consistently found women who experienced intimate partner violence were more likely to be infected with HIV. Source: The Facts: Violence against Women and MDGs. 2010.

In South Africa, the 2011/2012 crime statistics report nearly 26,000 child victims, which account for 40% of all sexual offences. These figures are likely to be an underestimate, as only one in nine cases of sexual assault is reported to the police. Rape homicide, the most extreme form and consequence of sexual violence, is a relatively rare event in other countries, but was linked to 102 child murders in South Africa in 2009, and almost exclusively affects girls. Source: South Africa, Child Gauge, Chanaaz Mathews et al. 2014, UNICEF

Police crime statistics released in September 2015 state that in 2014/2015 there were a total of 53,617 sexual offenses reported to the South African Police Services (SAPS). This translates into 147 cases per day. Source: Rape Crisis, Cape Town trust, 2015

According to a study carried out between 1994 and 2003, 20% of urban refugee girls in South Africa faced sexual violence and exploitation. Source: Kirsten Johnson, Jana Asher, Stephanie Rosborough, Amisha Raja, Rajesh Panjabi, Charles Beadling, and Lynn Lawry, Association of Combatant Status and Sexual Violence With Health and Mental Health Outcomes in Postconflict Liberia, JAMA, August 13, 2008; 300: 676 – 690.


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