Ntsika yeThemba - Boys against Gender-Based Violence

In South Africa, a woman is murdered every 3 hours, and over 1 in 3 women experience physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence.
In the murder capital of South Africa, a township called "Nyanga", young girls 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 township of Nyanga, we started "Ntsika yeThemba", meaning "Pillars of Hope". This project empowers young boys and men to become women’s rights defenders and champions.

Through mentorship and outdoor adventure-based education, Ntsika yeThemba re-defines and builds positive ideas and actions of masculinity.

Principles of respect, equality, understanding consent, and assisting in building safer communities are at the core of this project.

​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. R2000 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 350,000 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

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  1. Karlien van der Wielen

    3 September 2020

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