Resources for Victims of Abuse and Violence   


The books, videos, links, documents, and organizations listed on this page offer support, guidance, and information to help victims and their friends and family to deal with the situation and get the right help. 

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Creaating Safety First

Intervention and safety planning for those caught in abusive situations or those who would like to assist others from a bystander's position.


The writing of this "book" began sometime in 1989 when I penned my first poem. Since then I have grown in ways unimaginable and seen the world change in ways I had hoped not possible. Over the years this collection of my thoughts has taken on a life of its own and, I certainly hope, has become something unusual and unique. 

Celeste Louw

Illustrated by K. Ihlenfeldt

The Little Book of Optimysm Vol. 1 mindful living

Dedicated to everyone journeying to the best version of themselves. The Little Book of Optimysm is a collection of our daily inspirations that Celeste Louw began as part of her healing journey a few years ago. These thought provoking daily insights to journeying to your best you have become a firm favourite of not only survivors we journey with but our general audience across all platforms. 

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The ins and outs of protection orders in plain English


DC Angels provide a safe space for the children of our country. Besides our passion for activism and children's rights, we offer services that fulfil the circle of courage. With the help of trained counsellors, psycho-social programmes and life coaches, we can give our children independence to pursue their best future.

Bikers Lives Matter

BikersLivesMatter is an initiative meant to ensure that Bikers are Heard, Bikers are Seen and Bikers and Respected on the public roads.


LifeLine was established in 1970. This was out of a need for community members to have access to a 24-hour telephonic service that can assist them to address the psychological and social stresses and trauma that they are struggling to deal with.

For example; family problems, trauma, depression, loneliness,  pregnancy, HIV infection/affection, bereavement, sexual and gender violence, substance abuse, or any other situation where a person is struggling to cope with life, in general.

South African Male Survivors
of Sexual Abuse

A new organization has emerged to provide a support structure for non-offending male survivors of sexual abuse and rape.

Tears Foundation

For those impacted by domestic violence & abuse. Accessible 24/7 and in all nine provinces. For help against any form of violence is against the law, including spousal abuse. Available nationwide. Support centres near you. Call our support line. Get help now.

Reeva Rebecca Steenkamp Foundation

The Reeva Rebecca Steenkamp Foundation strives to be Reeva's voice and continue her work in educating and empowering victims of violence and abuse.

South African Woman Fight Back

 A group of South African women are pledging their contribution to the safety of all women and children in South Africa, now considered the most dangerous country in the world to be a woman. We say enough is enough, we choose to live free, fortified and fearless. Together we can do it.

The Barefoot Campaign

The Barefoot Campaign is aimed at creating rape awareness and showing support to survivors of rape and sexual abuse.

The Rainbow Biker Foundation

In memory of my late daughter

Monique Van Rensburg.

This is a charity drive of “challenges” to get a flow of funds, to help South African bikers in distress

Women & Men against Child Abuse

Women & Men Against Child Abuse is a non-profit Child Protection Organisation committed to fighting for the rights of the child and to end the abuse of children in South Africa, through a multifaceted, dynamic and aggressive offensive against any form of abuse and gender violence.

The Teddy Bear Clinic

Our vision is that children will not be abused anymore, but where they are being abused, we want to provide efficient and professional services that effectively promote their healing and stop any further abuse. This translates into a mission to minimize any secondary harm to children and their families upon their entering the child protection system.


Shukumisa is a coalition of over 70 organisations across South Africa working against sexual violence. Shukumisa's mission is to ensure that South Africa takes the problem of sexual violence seriously, as evidenced by well crafted, well implemented legislation derived from broad-based public participation processes.


Stand United's vision is no more silence.  To create awareness, provide a source and a voice on how to deal with Gender-Based Violence, Abuse and Bullying, rally support to those impacted and provide a centralized network for support to victims through a data free portal that makes use of technology and their Established National Support Network

The Recovery Villiage

The Recovery Village Drug and Alcohol Rehab delivers comprehensive treatment services for substance abuse and co-occurring mental health disorders. 

They have a 24/7 confidential helpline.

(USA Based)

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Simplified Domestic Violence Act -
Shukumisa - Sexual Offences Act
Children's Act Explained - DSD