The World Health Organisation (WHO) has revealed that between 40 percent and 70 percent of women are killed by their partners in South Africa.
The Department of Social Development and the Vodacom Foundation has launched a 24-hour call centre dedicated to providing support and counselling to victims (survivors) of Gender Based Violence.The number to call is:
where victims (survivors) will speak to a Social Worker for assistance and counselling. Social Workers answering the calls are expected to provide telephonic support and counselling and direct the victims (survivors) cases to Social Workers in their pilot areas/districts. Social Workers have been trained on the Gender Based Violence Command Centre systems and have been given cell phones to provide feedback on cases.
You can also request a Social Worker to call you at *120*7867# free of charge from any cell phone.