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Lawyers Against Abuse

Org #12662
Vetted since 2012 Site Visit Verified
2011
year founded
$63,592
raised on GlobalGiving
11
years fundraising
1
projects funded
* Amounts in US Dollars

Mission

South Africa is experiencing epidemic levels of gender-based violence, GBV, and victims and survivors of GBV are being grossly violated by the system designed to protect them. Lawyers Against Abuse, LvA works to create systemic change to prevent abuse, protect victims and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice. To achieve this, LvA is on a mission to empower victims with direct legal representation; to encourage victims to claim their rights; to catalyse improved system response through targeted impact education; and to support and respect the rights of victims in the process.

Project Leaders
Lawyers against Abuse
Lawyers against Abuse
Lindsay Henson
Lindsay Henson
Team
Lindsay Henson
Organization Information
1st Floor, Du Plessis Building
University of Witswatersrand, West Campus
Braamfontein, Gauteng 2196
South Africa
+27631188433
Organization Information
1st Floor, Du Plessis Building
University of Witswatersrand, West Campus
Braamfontein, Gauteng 2196
South Africa
+27631188433

Project Reports

Each of GlobalGiving’s nonprofit partners is required to send quarterly donor reports detailing the impact of their work. Here are some of their recent updates:

Empowering Social Change Agents in Diepsloot

By Lindsay Henson | Executive Director

A key pillar of Lawyers against Abuse (LvA) work is empowering the communities where we work by raising awareness around gender-based violence (GBV) and legal rights and remedies in cases of GBV so... Read the full report ›

Amahle's Story

By Lindsay Henson | Executive Director

When Amahle* was 16-years-old, her step-father starting sexually abusing her. He threatened that if she ever told anyone, he would hurt her and/or send her away. The abuse went on for several months... Read the full report ›

Holding the justice system accountable

By Lindsay Henson | Executive Director

In addition to providing crucial legal services to victims of gender-based violence (GBV) as they pursue criminal cases and protection orders / restraining orders against their abusers, LvA also works... Read the full report ›
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