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...

Submissions on behalf of the National Shelter Movement of South Africa in respect of the provisions of the Victim Support Services Bill, 2020

This submission is addressed on behalf of the National Shelter Movement of South Africa by Dr. Zubeda Dangor, Head of the Executive of the National Shelter Movement of South Africa. Dr. Dangor can be contacted on zubeda@nisaa.org.za and 083 289 9818. The National Shelter Movement of South Africa (NSMSA) is a non-profit organisation established in 2008 to be the united voice...Continue reading

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

NSMSA Gears-up to launch SA’s first dedicated shelter HELPLINE – for abused women

The National Shelter Movement of South Africa (NSMSA) is excited to announce that it will soon launch its own 24-hour toll-free shelter helpline – the first helpline dedicated only to issues of domestic and intimate partner violence – in an effort to get more women to the safety of shelters, away from their abuser. This week, the team of social...

Domestic Violence Safety Planning

While South Africa is in lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus, for some, isolating at homepresents additional risks. Know that help is available during the lockdown – for anyone at risk of domesticand gender-based violence. Download the Safety Plan – for staying safe while enduring an abusive relationship, or when planning to leave, and after leaving – during...

Press Release: GBV Victims & Shelters, COVID-19 Lockdown

While South Africans are stockpiling and preparing for a 21-day countrywide lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus, for some, isolating at home presents additional risks, on top of avoiding possible CoVid-19 infection. According to the National Shelter Movement of South Africa (NSM) one of its main concerns is the potential for increased violence against women and children, who...Continue reading