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UPDATE: National GBV Command Call Centre Lockdown Report

25 August 2020

The implementation of lockdowns has been a measure used across the globe as a means to curb the spread of COVID-19 and mitigate its impact on public healthcare systems. Read More

Minister Fernandez calls for public comment on Victim Support Services Bill

24 August 2020

As we draw closer to the end of Women’s Month, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, is encouraging all residents and organizations, in particular those working in the victim support services sector in the fight against... Read More

Psycho-social and bereavement support for families at risk during pandemic

18 August 2020

The Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez and the Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais, are urging all individuals and families in need of psycho-social support and bereavement counselling, to... Read More

Minister Fernandez engages with shelters for abused women on impact of Covid19

17 August 2020

On Monday, 17 August 2020, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, joined hands with DSD funded Victim Empowerment Programme(VEP) shelters in a virtual meeting themed, the “Circle of Courage”, to discuss the impact of the... Read More

Social Workers start LGBTIQA+ Sensitisation Workshop

12 August 2020

Today, August 12, 2020, 28 social workers and social auxiliary workers from funded organisations of the provincial Department of Social Development (DSD) are participating in an online workshop being offered by the Triangle Project. Read More

Minister Fernandez hosts Conversations with COVID-19/GBV Survivors

10 August 2020

Against the backdrop of Women’s Day commemorated on Sunday, 9 August 2020, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, hosted a Webinar with the 1000 Women Trust and a group of female Covid-19 Survivors from Khayelitsha. Read More

UPDATE: Covid-19 recoveries continue to increase across Old Age Homes

5 August 2020

The Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, welcomes the continued increase in COVID-19 recoveries that have been reported across old age homes in the Western Cape. Read More

Minister Fernandez welcomes Online Trauma Support Training

4 August 2020

The Western Cape Minister for Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, welcomes the start of the first Online Trauma Support Training for housemothers of funded shelters in the Western Cape that accommodate victims of violence and their children.  Read More

Women’s Month: Minister Fernandez encourages women to uplift one another

3 August 2020

This Women’s Month, it's important to acknowledge the efforts of courageous women across our communities, who are contributing to positive change and encouraging other women and young girls to do the same. Read More