About the Programme

Our story starts way back:

Brief Backround

And Main Objectives of the Masi Programme

In 2018 FHR, using SEJA funds, partnered with the Street Law Unit of the University of KwaZulu-Natal and conducted seven multi-provincial workshops covering all nine provinces. The workshops were part of a national programme on Gender Based Violence Capacity Building for the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), forensic nurses, doctors, civil society organisations and South African Police Service (SAPS). Following these workshops, FHR embarked upon a project called Masibambisane to develop a whole community model that promotes community agency and ownership, that will lead to a reduction in incidences of GBVF, with the formation of an organized, well-coordinated structure which to prevent and respond appropriately to GBVF

Objectives 

• Main Goal: To use innovative community based models on addressing GBVF by infusing a rights-based approach based on participation, accountability, non-discrimination, empowerment and legislation that protects rights of the vulnerable.
• Enhance the knowledge base of community structures to be able to effectively address gender based violence and femicide in the community
• Recruit and Empower community members to advocate and protect those affected by of GBV or those at risk;
• Strengthen reporting and accountability mechanisms in the selected communities by building the capacity of community based organisations and community advice office to monitor reported cases
• To promote active citizenry notions and agency amongst the vulnerable women and children

Meet The Team

Sarah Motha

Vulnerable Groups Programme Manager

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Funeka Manzi

Project Officer

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Leonard Baloyi

Project Officer

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Litlhare Rabele

Gender Coordinator

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Masibambisane branches

Masibambisane Gender Based Violence Free Zones at Tsolo, OR Tambo District – Eastern Cape.