We, the one thousand and two hundred delegates of the South African Presidential Summit against Gender Based Violence and Femicide; held on 1 and 2 November 2018 in Pretoria, representing survivors of Gender Based Violence and Femicide, the government of South Africa, society at large and coming from all walks of life without any distinction in terms of race, colour, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability marital status, HIV status, language, ethnic or social origin, geographical location, political or other opinion, religion, conscience, belief, culture, birth and nationality; acknowledging that the epidemic of Gender Based Violence in South Africa is a national crisis.
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The NSM is a non-profit organisation established in 2008 at a conference of shelters nationally. The Nisaa Institute for Women’s Development serves as its secretariat. Its membership currently consists of 78 shelters spread across all nine provinces of South Africa.