Frequently Asked Questions

If you do not find the answer to your question in this section, feel free to ask us below.

Is The Q&A Anonymous?

No. The Q&A is a public forum, and therefore is it not anonymous. 

Can I Ask an Anonymous Question?

Yes. If you want to stay anonymous. Please email us your question at

How Do I Report Abuse?

You can navigate to our Important Contacts page to get all the contact details you need.  Gender Abuse Helpline 0800 428 428

What Is Gender Based Violence

Gender-based violence is the term used to denote harm inflicted upon individuals and groups that is connected to normative understandings of their gender.

What is the National helpline for Abuse Victims?

Gender Abuse Helpline
0800 150 150

Where Can I Contact My Local Police Station?

National Police Number
086 10111

How Do I Access Counselling?

GBV Command Center
0800 428 428

Women Abuse Helpline
0800 150 150

*120*7867# From any cellphone

Where is the Nearest Shelter in my Area?

Visit our Shelter page to view this information.

What are the Gender-Based Violence Statistics in South Africa?

One in three women will be sexually attacked. Two in five are beaten by their partners. Half will be sexually harassed at work. One in 15 murdered by their partner.

Source: Mail & Guardian

How Can I Help?

Contact to find out how you can play your part in stopping the scourge of Gender-Based violence in South Africa.

How Do I Spread this Information?

It is important for all of us to make sure that the people around us have access to the right information. You can link your friends and family members to this site or have them contact for more information.

Is There Hope for South Africa to Stop this Problem?

Yes. But it is a long journey. We need people to be active in their communities and spread the correct information regarding GBVF. We need people to speak up and say enough is enough.


This is a public forum, so therefore it is not anonymous. If you wish to contact us anonymously please email

This is not a space to debate the intricacies or politics of Gender-based violence, it is mainly a platform for people to seek information or help.

Discussion is allowed, as long as you stay respectful.

No hate speech will be tolerated. This includes racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, religious discrimination, or comments that are purposefully hurtful or malicious.

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