In South Africa, a woman is murdered every 3 hours, and over 1 in 3 women experience physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence. It is the norm for many young girls to experience horrendous acts of murder, rape and gender-based violence.
The Justice Desk (TJD), is an award-winning Human Rights Organisation which operates across South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. We empower local people to understand and defend their Human Rights, in order to build safer communities for all!
TJD does incredible work in addressing gender-based violence across South Central Africa. Within the townships of Nyanga, Bonteheuwel, Langa, Khayelitsha and Gugulethu, we started "Ntsika yeThemba", meaning "Pillars of Hope". This project empowers young boys and men to become women’s rights defenders and champions.
The Ntsika yeThemba project aims to end Gender Based Violence by equipping a generation of positive male role-models, who challenge toxic masculinity and GBV, as well as promote equal rights and justice for all!
Through various positive role model encounters and mentorship initiatives, as well as through the use of outdoor adventure-based education; young boys from township communities, many without fathers or father-figures, are being empowered to become incredible leaders and agents of change.
They are reshaping, re-defining and re-building positive ideas and actions of masculinity.
They are being taught how to respect one another, respect women, understand consent and be a part of building a free and equal country for all!
Ntsika yeThemba: "Pillars of Hope, Defenders of Women & Leaders for an Equal Society"!
Our boys have gone on to be incredible defenders of women rights, using their platforms to both demand and lead phenomenal change, both within their communities and amongst their peers.
We try to assist as many boys as possible, but due to limited resources, we are unable to cater to the desperate need. By donating to this cause you will make it possible for more boys to join this life-changing project. R5000 covers the cost of one boy per year.
Please consider donating, and join The Justice Desk's fight against GBV!
The Justice Desk an registered NPO (186-262) with a BBBEE Level 1 status. We are an award-winning human rights organisation and an official Queen’s Young Leader’s Organisation, having received an award from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in Buckingham Palace.
We have impacted the lives of over 1,4 MILLION people across 3 countries, and continue to grow each day! The Justice Desk is literally changing lives. However, we need your help to continue doing so into the future!
For more, go to www.justicedesk.org