TO ALL POLITICAL PARTIES IN SOUTH AFRICA

RE: PRIORITISING THE FIGHT AGAINST GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE AND ADDRESSING THE GENDERPAY GAP IN YOUR MANIFESTOS Dear Parliamentary Members,On behalf of the National Shelter Movement of South Africa (NSMSA), we write this open letter toyou as Women’s Month draws to a close; a significant occasion that symbolises our commitment togender equality and justice. As you start preparing for the upcoming national...Continue reading

With Little Coming From Government, GBV Shelters Call For Ubuntu From South Africans To Help Victims Of Gender-Based Violence.

Mandela Month is in full swing but for the National Shelter Movement of South Africa (NSMSA) and other non-profit organisations (NPO) working in the social care services sector there is very little Ubuntu coming from the government, especially not from the Department of Social Development (DSD). Just recently there was an announcement that “unused” social services funds – for critical...Continue reading

NATIONAL SHELTER MOVEMENT OF SOUTH AFRICA CALLS FOR REMOVAL OF POLICE MINISTER

DATE: 31 AUGUST 2022 President Cyril Ramaphosa Private Office of the PresidentUnion BuildingGovernment AvenuePretoria0002 RE: NSMSA OPEN LETTER TO PRESIDENT CYRIL RAMAPHOSA NATIONAL SHELTER MOVEMENT CALLS FOR REMOVAL OF POLICE MINISTER, AS GOVERNMENT FAILS TO STEM SPIRALLING GBV PANDEMIC Dear Mr. President,As an umbrella organisation representing approximately 95 GBV shelters around the country, the NSMSA has been actively supporting government’s...Continue reading

NATIONAL SHELTER MOVEMENT INDABA TO UNPACK SA’S HITS AND MISSES IN RESPONSE TO GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE

NATIONAL SHELTER MOVEMENT INDABA TO UNPACK SA’S HITS AND MISSES IN RESPONSE TO GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE

On Wednesday and Thursday (10-11 November), in the run-up to this year’s 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign, the National Shelter Movement of South Africa (NSMSA) hosts its 2021 Shelter Indaba. According to the NSMSA, an umbrella body representing nearly one hundred (100) shelters for victims of abuse, throughout the country, “With more than...

Shelter Manager Job Posting

Responsible for the overall management of the Shelter which includes:Duties Management and care of the staff at the shelter which includes but not limited to: • Conducting staff meetings and do educational lessons relevant to shelter work• Development of the monthly roster• Overseeing that staff fulfil their roles• Ensuring staff receive psychosocial care that can result in burnout from work•...Continue reading

THE NATIONAL SHELTER MOVEMENT RALLIES BEHIND KZN SHELTERS AND WOMEN AFFECTED BY VIOLENCE

The National Shelter Movement of South Africa (NSMSA) – a gender justice organisation which serves a network of 98 shelters for abused women and their children in all nine provinces around the country – says it is concerned about the implications of the recent unrest and the impact on gender-based domestic and intimate partner violence in the affected areas. According...

National Shelter Movement’s helpline starts taking calls – dedicated to those seeking help from domestic and intimate partner violence

From Wednesday 2 December, women and other victims of domestic violence in South Africa are able to contact the National Shelter Movement of South Africa’s (NSMSA) 24-hour toll-free Shelter Helpline. This is the first national helpline exclusively dedicated to helping victims of domestic abuse access shelter services in each of the nine provinces, while also assisting with a variety of...Continue reading