Stop sexual violence against South African women

by REACH-Rural Education, Awareness & Community Health


Empower female farm workers who have experienced -or are at risk for - sexual violence with training, counseling, safe housing, legal and medical support services.

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Every day in rural Western Cape female farmer workers are subjected to abuse and sexual harassment in the workplace. Female farm workers have limited access to police, health, and legal services and are especially vulnerable because of low wages, poor housing conditions, isolation, illiteracy, and high rates of alcoholism and drug abuse among men. There is a great need for education on women’s rights, raising awareness of rural sexual violence, and legal and psychological counseling for women.


By focusing on both the individual and the community REACH can help to minimize rural sexual violence. Both a strong team and community leaders have extensive knowledge of the target areas as well as connections with like-minded organizations.

Long-Term Impact

Women and the communities at large will have the resources and information to live lives free of violence and abuse. Hundreds of women who have survived sexual violence will have access to safe homes and financial, legal and emotional support.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Organization Information

REACH-Rural Education, Awareness & Community Health

Location: Cape Town, Western Cape - South Africa
Website: http:/​/​
Gillian  Wilson
Project Leader:
Gillian Wilson
IDEX Latin America Program Director
San Francisco, CA United States
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