Monthly Archives: June 2015

What is Family Violence?

Abuse_Woman on couch

Family violence occurs in every community and culture and has profound effects on every person it touches.

Despite this ugly reality, there has been a lot of silence, shame and stigma around this issue creating many myths and misunderstandings.

In order to work towards solutions, we must first be aware of the realities of family violence, its influences and impacts.

Abuse Power Wheel (double)

This webinar focuses on creating a basic understanding of this complex issue.

Topics reviewed include the types of family violence, their impacts, theories of understanding and contextual influences.

Helping Domestic Violence Survivors Create Financial Security

Abuse_Woman on couch

The economic aspect of domestic violence and abuse is one of its most debilitating components.

Economic abuse can include things like preventing the survivor from accessing bank accounts, destroying their credit and interfering with their employment, making it hard – if not impossible – for survivors to fully recover and build new lives.

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“We Need to Talk…”

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We need to talk . . .

… about why justice is an aspiration but not a reality for the women of South Africa”

Join us and the following speakers for breakfast and conversation about this important subject on 19 June 2015

Janet Love, National Director, Legal Resources Centre and Commissioner, SA Human Rights Commission

Patience Mpani, Senior Researcher, Tshwaranang Legal Advocacy Centre

Sushila Dhever, Partner & Head of Pro Bono Unit for Fasken Martineau

Asha Ramla, Magistrate, Germiston Court

Malesela Aaron Raletjena, Senior State Advocate, National Prosecuting Authority

Gushwell Brooks, journalist, conversation moderator

Time: 07-10.30 am

RSVPs essential

For more information or to RSVP please email

The event will also be live tweeted and you can follow or join the conversation via‪ #‎WeNeedToTalkSA‬ @endGBV