1 March 2020 until 28 Feb 2021, TEARS Foundation assisted 134 436 victims of Gender-Based Violence.
We could not do it without all the amazing people out there that assist us.
The spread of mobile technology and the internet has great potential to combat gender-based violence at a scale never before seen.
But the spread of mobile technology and the internet has great potential to combat gender-based violence at a scale never before seen, according to Christopher Burns, senior advisor and team lead for mobile access at USAID. Mobile phones and the internet give women mobility and freedom – to speak to whomever they want, whenever they want – otherwise restricted in many parts of the world, and allow for crowd-sourced tools, like maps of assaults, and better reporting.
We are thankful for the donation of 3 computers that will enable TEARS to reach out to help victims of gender-based violence. We are thankful for the initiative by African Bank to work together with the community to tackle gender-based violence in South Africa.
Gender-based violence is one of the most pressing and critical challenges South Africa faces: President Cyril Ramaphosa identified it as the second pandemic our country is currently battling and a war that is being waged against our women and children, with over 40% of South African women experiencing sexual and/or physical interpersonal violence in their lifetime.