About TshwaranangTshwaranang Legal Advocacy Centre is a multi-disciplinary centre that promotes the rights of women to live free of violence and have access to adequate and appropriate services. This is done through the provision of free legal services and litigation, public education, research and advocacy.
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8th floor, Braamfontein Centre
23 Jorissen Street
+27 11 403 4267 (tel)
+27 11 403 4275 (fax)
PO Box 31006
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Tshwaranang Legal Advocacy Centre and Heinrich Boll cordially invite you to the launch of our mural painting on the 28th of February 2013 at 10h30.
The Painting, which is along the corner of Miriam Makeba and Bree Street, was created to:
- Raise awareness on violence against women by creating a permanent visible reminder and talking point around the issue
- Provide women in the community with an opportunity to visibly and tangibly represent their concerns to local service providers and criminal justice system
- Remind the SAPS, Community Policing Forums (CPFS) and local councillors on an ongoing basis of their roles and responsibilities in making the law accessible to their communities
Please RSVP if you would like to attend: Towera (011) 403 4267 or firstname.lastname@example.org
South Africa’s Domestic Violence Act places an obligation on members of the South African Police Service (SAPS) to provide specified services to victims of domestic violence. These services include referring and transferring women to shelters. The Act is however, silent on whose statutory duty it is to provide and fund those shelters.
This report sets out existing policy and practice in relation to provision and funding of shelter services and also profiles five shelters in Gauteng province. The purpose of the five case studies was two-fold.
- Firstly, the case studies aimed to describe the women seeking assistance from shelters and the services they required.
- Secondly, they serve to contrast the needs of the women with the services that shelters are able to offer, as well as the resources available to them in providing their services.
Download Gauteng Shelters for Abused Women Shadow Report 2012
TLAC and the Heinrich Boll foundation invite you to the launch of a shadow report on shelters for abused women.
The report assesses the provision and funding of shelters by the state while considering whether shelters have sufficient resources to provide the services that abused women need.
Please join us on 11 Dec 2012 from 10am-1pm at Hotel Lamunu, Braamfontein
Please RSVP before 7 December to Towera Sichinga (011) 403 4267 or email email@example.com