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...
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Published in November 2020 by the National Shelter Movement of South Africa, as the second of three publications in a series on women’s experiences in shelters. Download the Publication below; Click here to download high resolution publication, 9.64mb Click here to download low resolution publication, 2.91mb
It is with a very heavy and sore heart that the National Shelter Movement of South Africa, mourns the passing of a long-standing Board Member Ms Fazila Gany after her long battle against COVID-19, on Wednesday the 27th of January 2021. As with her activism she fought hard too in this battle, sadly she didn’t make it this time round....Continue reading
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
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...
PRESS RELEASE 20 AUGUST 2020 THE NATIONAL SHELTER MOVEMENT CALLS FOR THE PRESIDENT TO ADDRESS FUNDING OF WOMEN’S ABUSE SHELTERS
Attention: President Cyril Ramaphosa Minister for Women Minister of Social Development 20 August 2020 RE: NATIONAL SHELTER MOVEMENT CALLS ON THE PRESIDENT TO INTERVENE AND URGENTLY ADDRESS MURDEROUS FUNDING ISSUES WITH WOMEN’S SHELTERS
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...
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