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Community-based Prevention & Empowerment Strategies South Africa

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COPESSA is a multiple award winning social profit organisation, whose primary reason for being is to prevent child abuse and neglect, which is one type of Gender-Based Violence. Our Vision is to create safe, caring, and secure communities for children. Our view at COPESSA is that child maltreatment can be likened to the visible part of an iceberg or the symptoms of a condition, with the invisible part as its root causes or risk factors, aka social determinants. While it would be inexcusable not to attend to the symptoms - also known as secondary prevention, - it is definitely inadequate and counter-productive not to address the social determinants as failure to do so is like putting a plaste... read more

Project Leaders
Bastian Sistemich
Bastian Sistemich
Ogopoleng Maremela
Organization Information
8955 Protea Boulevard, Protea Glen
Soweto, 1819
South Africa
+27 (0)112970094
Organization Information
8955 Protea Boulevard, Protea Glen
Soweto, 1819
South Africa
+27 (0)112970094

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May 24, 2018
How Lethabo transformed Anger to Laughter
In the last report, we told you about Sonwabo (changed name) and his girlfirend who came to COPESSA in the beginning of this year with the aim of solving his drinking problem and save their...
May 22, 2018
The first step is always the hardest but we press on
The Purpose behind the youth hub is not only to serve as a place to carry out extra mural activities, but also to gather as the community, encourage community participation and build social capital....
Feb 28, 2018
The Role of Men in Turning the Tide on Gender-Based Violence
Thank you for the donations that brought us to this moment in time. At COPESSA we provide counselling as an ongoing service annually to help address the variety of social ills in our community. The...
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