A few words about

What We Do

How is the model developed?

Meet with community stakeholders to introduce the concept

Conduct a mapping exercise locate out the services provided in one’s community and to identify key stakeholders to collaborate with to address GBVF. A community map is an excellent planning tool for collecting qualitative data. Maps can be created on paper with coloured pens or in the dirt/sand using natural materials such as sticks and pebbles. This exercise would show the Community Response Team (CRT) the potential spaces for advocacy intervention i.e., hotpots, and existing GBV responses along with existing and potential stakeholders, problems, and opportunities are located; the dimension and scope of issues – social, cultural, economic; and their relationships to GBV It helps in understanding the boundaries and characteristics of the community involved or targeted for GBV community response 

Conduct interviews with key informants and two focus groups discussions (men and women) to discuss the underlying causes of GBVF in the community and to identify key stakeholders to recruit into the programme

Briefly analyze the data from interviews and mapping exercise

Develop a snap overview report of the interviews and the mapping exercise.

Conduct a follow up meeting and invite all key stakeholders to further discuss the report from the introductory meeting and interviews

Form Community Response Team (CRT) (or multi-stakeholder forums) with the identified members who have committed themselves to join the Masibambisane programme and fighting GBVF. These could consist of, for example, local partners such as SAPS, health-care professionals, community leaders including the roles of responsibilities of each membe

Recruit GBVF Monitors from the stakeholders invited

Officially launch the Masibambisane programme in your community

Draft an action plan with GBVF monitors and the Community Response Team (CRT) on how to address GBVF in your community based upon the report findings.

Hold ongoing reflection meetings with all community members to report on the monitoring, evaluation and activities in communities towards addressing GBVF as well as GBVF cases. Discuss the reports, key learnings and best practices. This assist with revising action plans in order to determine the best plan of action based on evidence of what has worked and/or what has failed.

What we want to achieve with the Masibambisane project?

1. Conduct mapping of safe zones, crime and GBVF hotspots as well as services in your community
2. Form community multi-stakeholder structures – e.g. SAPS, local businesses, schools, social workers, clinics, magistrate, etc.
3. Recruitment and training of GBVF Monitors
4. Form schools human rights clubs
5. Training on toolkits, basic counselling and National Strategic Plan on GBVF
6. Participation of Masibambisane partners in media related activities such as interviews on radio and/or TV, social media, branding (e.g. billboards, posters, T-shirts) in order to promote and enhance of the visibility of Masibambisane programme in communities
7. Record cases of violations and report to the Community Response Team (CRT)
8. Continued reflection and action to – reinforce (Monitoring and Evaluation)

Want to make a difference?

“If we are here in solidarity, with this beauty of unity, in our pain, we have to pledge to do something to make this country of ours a country which is safe.” Graça Machel