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SA women launch SafeSpace feature to identify GBV hotspots

CAPE TOWN – A female-run Non-profit Organisation called SafeSpace has launched a warning system that helps identify gender-based violence hotspots.

The Covid-19 pandemic has revealed an increase in Gender-Based Violence (GBV) with many initiatives looking to support women and children in need of assistance against abuse whether it be emotionally or physically.

SafeSpace is a non-profit organisation that aims to fight gender-based violence by protecting women and LGBTIQA+ community members that are under threat of any form of abuse with initiatives raising social awareness for growing concern of the gender-based violence pandemic in South Africa.

Founding directors Nakita Naee’lah Dellwaria and Chloe Homer stand against gender-based violence passionately creating innovative and proactive solutions. With Safe Space extending their reach even further with the recent launch of a pre-warning system that alerts users of GBV hotspots beyond their homes and in public spaces with victims reporting incidents that then gets pinned to the map.

The feature was officially launched on the 24 August to commemorate the death of Uyinene Mrwetyana who faced a gruesome death one year ago in a Post Office which was is thought to be a safe space.

SafeSpace offers a variety of resources on its website in efforts to help all GBV victims that are reaching for help with emergency contact numbers, self-defence classes, psychological support, shelters and many more.


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