Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Masimanyane WSC

Masimanyane Women’s Support Centre

Masimanyane WSCDistrict: Amathole
City: East London/ Buffalo City
Address: 35 St Marks Road, Southernwood, East London, 5201
Website: www.masimanyane.org.za
Facebook: Masimanyane Women’s Support Centre
Twitter: Masimanyane

Vision: A society free of gender-based violence where women and children enjoy their full human rights.
Mission: To eradicate gender-based violence in order to achieve a healthy, safe, secure, equal, responsible and supportive society for all women and girl children.

History

When: Masimanyane Women's Support Centre was established in 1995 by current executive director Dr Lesley Ann Foster, who invited woman activists and survivors to assist in developing a support programme for women and girls who experience sexual violence.
Why: Initially Masimanyane provided counselling support to mostly black women and girls from marginalised communities. Central to this work was the philosophy that women from these marginalised communities could themselves be trained to provide support to survivors.