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Implementing Partners

The Masiphephe Network project is funded by USAID and implemented through partnerships with the following organisations

The Gender, Health and Justice Research Unit

The GHJRU is the research, training, and policy advocacy technical partner for the network.

GHJRU develops and implements innovative, interdisciplinary research and capacity-building interventions to address violence against women and children, torture and violence prevention, sexual and reproductive health, as well as law, policy, and criminal justice reform projects. Empirical research is used to develop informed, evidence-based advocacy positions to support legal and policy reform in South Africa and similarly situated countries throughout the African continent.

Sonke Gender Justice (Sonke)

Sonke is a non-partisan, South African-based non-profit organisation, working in Africa and playing an active role internationally.

Sonke works to create the change necessary for men, women, young people and children to enjoy equitable, healthy and happy relationships that contribute to the development of just and democratic societies and working together to resist patriarchy, advocate for gender justice, prevent gender-based violence and achieve gender transformation. Sonke pursues this goal by using a human rights framework to build the capacity of government, civil society organisations and citizens. Sonke leads Masiphephe Network collaboration efforts in Diepkloof and Orlando Townships in the City of Johannesburg, Gauteng Province.

Ethembeni Crisis Care Centre: Ethembeni

Crisis Care Centre is a non-profit organization, based in KwaNdengezi Township in eThekwini Municipality, in the Kwa Zulu-Natal Province.

Ethembeni leads Masiphephe Network collaboration efforts in the area and offers services that are particularly aimed at reducing the high levels of violence against women and children in KwaNdengezi township and surrounding areas, where women and girl children are constant victims of GBV. Ethembeni also runs a Shelter for abused Women and Children; implements Men and Boys Programs; Psycho-social counselling for survivors of GBV; and NPO Incubation, among others.

Gugu Dlamini Foundation (GDF)

GDF was established in the memory of Gugu Dlamini – an HIV activist who was killed in December 1998 for disclosing her HIV status.

With a good track record in the implementation of HIV/AIDS and GBV prevention and response programmes, GDF endeavours to promote social change, social cohesion and personal responsibility. The intention is to advance equality and non-discrimination of people infected and affected by the epidemics of HIV and GBV, and to ensure the empowerment of women and the girls within the Inanda, Ntuzuma and KwaMashu (INK) areas in eThekwini Municipality, in the Kwa Zulu-Natal Province.

Project Support Association Southern Africa (PSASA)

PSASA was established in 1998 to implement HIV prevention and care programmes in Mpumalanga, South Africa.

Today, PSASA implements HIV and Gender based Violence (GBV) community response programmes with a social change component that simultaneously addresses gender inequalities and insecurity in livelihoods, within the context of HIV risks among adolescents and young adults living in urban informal settlements in Mpumalanga. These interventions entail HIV Voluntary testing and counselling, care and support, community education and mobilisation, linkage to care and support for survivors of GBV. PSASA leads Masiphephe Network collaboration efforts in the City of Mbombela and Emalahleni Local Municipality in Mpumalanga Province.

Agisanang Domestic Abuse Prevention and Training (ADAPT)

Established in 1994, ADAPT seeks to achieve a society free from domestic and sexual violence against women, through creative participation of both men and women.

Based in Alexandra, the organisation implements a number of programs which include – a Counselling Program; Criminal Justice Program; Community Education & Training Program for Key Community Agents; Men’s Program; and a Youth Program. ADAPT leads Masiphephe Network collaboration efforts in Alexandra Township in the City of Johannesburg, Gauteng Province.