1st for Women introduces For Women, a platform that consolidates women abuse fighting efforts in one place

This year, hashtivism on social media not only empowered women but raised awareness about pertinent issues that until now, were often only discussed in whispers, or not at all. While these conversations are vital, now what? It takes more than a hashtag to put an end to violence against women.
Hundreds of admirable campaigns denouncing women abuse have been launched.  And yet in South Africa, women abuse remains rife. A more cohesive step must to be taken to create meaningful change and instead of dissipating efforts, South Africans need to come together as one.
Enter For Women, a platform that consolidates women abuse fighting efforts in one place. The site features the public, private and non-profit organisations who have vowed to put an end to women abuse, so that survivors of abuse can find the right help, quickly. For Women also enables South Africans and corporate South Africa who want to take a stand against women abuse to easily connect with organisations who need their help.
For Women was developed by 1st for Women Insurance who, over the past 12 years, has donated over R56 million to organisations that fight abuse. The platform is powered by Forgood.
The platform has been structured to holistically address women abuse through three key pillars – prevention (organisations that work to address the multiple and often interlinked causes of abuse), preparation (organisations that empower women with the tools they need to put an end to this social tragedy), and provision (organisations that can support and assist abuse survivors on their journey).
It’s been said that if you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. Over the last 12 years 1st for Women  has been working with extraordinary organisations all playing their part in the fight against women abuse. Now 1st for Women  is bringing South Africa’s collective power together and using it in an impactful and meaningful way. There is strength in numbers and we can achieve so much more if we unite as one powerful force, through For Women, in the war against women abuse.
For Women has been endorsed by the Minister of Women in the Presidency, Susan Shabangu. According to Shabangu: “This year marks the 19th anniversary of the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign in South Africa. The theme, Count Me In: Together Moving a Non-Violent South Africa Forward, is on-going and contributes to the message of social cohesion and nation-building through its call on all South Africans to actively advocate for and reject violence against women and children. As government, we endorse the immense efforts of 1st for Women   as it takes another important step towards putting an end to women abuse through its For Women initiative.”
When society is faced with having to learn about and process a multifaceted problem such as women abuse, one of three things happen. Either we find someone to blame, switch off or we take action. It is our promise to all South Africans that, as a brand for women, we will make a tangible and lasting difference.
  • To find out more about For Women and the organisations which are involved please visit for-women.co.za
  • If you are an organisation that focuses on fighting women abuse and would like to feature on For Women, please register on for-women.co.za.
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