Who we are & what we do

History

The NSM is a non-profit organisation established in 2008 at a conference of shelters nationally.  The Nisaa Institute for Women’s Development serves as its secretariat.  Its membership currently consists of 78 shelters spread across all nine provinces of South Africa.

Vision
To be the united voice on sheltering for women and children affected by gender-based violence in South Africa.
Mission

To network, advocate and lobby provincial, national and international stakeholders, and engage in service provision, legislation and capacity building on GBV and sheltering of abused women and their children in South Africa.

78

member shelters

3

Executive Members

8

Provincial Shelter Representatives

"Shelters play a fundamental, mitigating role in responding to, and addressing, violence against women and their children. Shelters offer safe accommodation, they provide opportunities for healing and re-building, and play a significant role in interrupting and breaking the cycle of violence."

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