Free State Network on Violence Against Women

ECOSOC Status: None
Type: NGO working on Crime
Address: P O Box 1296,
Bloemfontein 9300./ 44 West Burger street,
Library House,
Room 107.
Country: South Africa
Region: Central and Southern Africa
UN Languages: English
Other languages:
  • HIV/Aids
  • Counselling
  • Prevention
  • Training
  • Victim Protection
  • Anti-Human Trafficking
  • Legal Assistance

  • Other:'Human Rights'
Short description:
Free State Network on violence against women is non-profit organisation(NPO) which was established in 1999. It has played a critical role in the development of and contribution of legislation protocols and frameworks that protects women against gender based violence.

The organisation has spearheaded various processes which aim at collective efforts in implementation of initiatives aimed at prevention, reduction and eradication of violence against women in the province.
Free state network on violence against women’s vision is to promote gender equality in a non-violence society

•Prevention and eradication of all forms of violence against women and children by ensuring equal treatment of women.
•Traning and capacity building for the benefit of women and monitor activities related
•To violence against women
•Acting as a link body in an advisory capacity between members sharing its main purpose including districts networks and government to facilitate networking within constituencies
•Collect and disseminate relevant information and establish a database
•Form and support Local , district and provincial initiatives in the field of violence against women and encourage the establishment of networks and research projects.

Achievements :
•Women who were abused are now survivors because of support they got from the organisation and some of them they are volunteers in the organisation as well as in their communities.
•Local Victim Empowerment Forum has been establish by the organisation and government department joined the forum.
•District Anti-Human trafficking forum were also established at the local level in five Districts of the Free State
•Establishment of Mens Forum to partner with women in the fight against women and child abuse It also encouraged men to come foward and report cases without any fear.
•Partnership with NGO’s and CBO’s and Government Departments has been Formed at all levels within the sector to strengthen strategic initiatives.
•Partner organisations and volunteers has been capacitated throughout the province on the following:
•Victim Empowerment Volunteers in the Police Station have been empowered to offer Lay –counselling to victims
Gender and HIV and Aids, domestic Violence Act, Customary Marriage Act, the Law of
Succession , Human trafficking , Termination of Pregnancy Act,Intergrated domestic violence training, Access to information Act and Administrative Justice Act

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