Legal Aid for Victims of Domestic Violence in SA Facilitating discussion during community dialogue LvA Team and the Community Action Group Conducting a workshop on GBV

Lawyers Against Abuse

Org #12662
Vetted since 2012 Site Visit Verified
2011
year founded
$30,541
raised on GlobalGiving
6
years fundraising
1
projects funded

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

Bridge Registry   BRIDGE ID #1343229561
Organization Information
1st Floor, Du Plessis Building
University of Witswatersrand, West Campus
Braamfontein, Gauteng 2196
South Africa
+27631188433

Bridge Registry   BRIDGE ID #1343229561

Project Reports

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Apr 8, 2019
Client Story: A Story of Extraordinary Courage
In April 2017, Mantwa* went out with her friends for a drink. After her friends had left, she was approached by her ex-boyfriend, Joshua*, who then forced her back to her shack in the early hours of...
Jan 9, 2019
2018 Reflections
As we pause to reflect back on 2018, we are encouraged by what was accomplished, strengthened through challenges faced, and thankful for the lessons we learned along the way. Here are just a few of...
Oct 11, 2018
Client Stories: Celebrating Justice
In 2015, Anna* was raped by a local taxi driver, Jakes*, who’d offered her a lift home. After dropping off the other passengers, he took her to a deserted area in Diepsloot despite her protests....
 
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