The Department of Community Safety creates awareness around women’s safety this Women’s month
The Western Cape Department of Community Safety aims to create awareness around safety of women in our communities this August with the theme of “Women Persist – Men Resist”.
Working with victims of abuse and violence
The department will be running workshops in various communities such as Hanover Park, Mitchell’s Plain, Nyanga, Delft, Lavender Hill, Worcester, Elsies River and Bredasdorp in partnership with the local Neighbourhood Watch (NHW), Community Police Forum (CPF) and Walking Bus where victims of abuse and violence will be invited to create a sense of encouragement, inspiration and hope for many of our women who need an opportunity to make a positive change in their lives.
Topics covered in these sessions include: crimes against women, the role of the man in society, men who care, know your rights and the family court, strength in spirituality, guide to domestic violence and protection orders, effects of alcohol and drug abuse on families.
Speak out and report it
Let’s stop the senseless killing of women and children in our communities.
Be vigilant about women’s safety. If you know someone who is being abused or you are a victim of violence, speak out and report it. Contact:
- The Gender-Based Violence Command Centre on 0800 428 428;
- The Western Cape Department of Social Development Hotline on 0800 220 250 (available Monday to Friday, 7am to 7pm); and
- The South African Police Service helpline on 086 010 111.
Report abuse. Let’s keep the women in our community safer, BETTER TOGETHER.