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NGO that restores hope faces uncertainty

January 7, 2019
OurHealth  

An NGO that has helped scores of domestic violence victims for almost two decades faces an uncertain future after the Limpopo Public Works Department evicted it for failing to pay rent.

Abuse victims feel neglected

November 7, 2018
OurHealth  

It takes months for victims of rape and gender-based violence to receive counselling and this makes them feel neglected and causes them to blame themselves for the crimes committed against them.

Abused Limpopo woman uses poetry to heal

September 4, 2018
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After spending 17 years in an abusive marriage, Koena Selemela (46), penned her experience in a book called Healing Poems. This is an anthology documenting details of her horrific past as they unfolded every day.

Survivors use experience to support abuse victims

August 10, 2018
OurHealth  

A group of Tembisa women, once victims of domestic abuse, have joined together to encourage other victims and help them escape from abusive situations. Marcia Moyana writes that the Women Safety Promoters (WSP) as they call themselves, want to ensure that women from Tembisa who are victims of physical and sexual abuse receive support.

Former domestic abuse victim empowers women in similar situations

August 29, 2017
OurHealth  

After 25 years of being in an abusive relationship, mother-of-three Stephanie Williams* is lucky to have walked away alive with just a bullet lodged in her head.