A while back Shirley and Bronwyn were asked to give a talk on Gender Based Violence to the Provincial Government’s Municipal Support and Capacity Building team.
It was a pleasure doing this, as everyone there engaged and got involved in questions and debates.
They made it their mission to support Cohesion with our #gobeyond campaign to provide oats to survivors of sexual violence at the Forensic Unit at Victoria Hospital and also for the new Paarl NPA Thuthuzela Care Centre, where we have teams delivering direct services to survivors of sexual violence.
RAPE survivors need to take PEP (post exposure prophylaxis) within 72 hours of their rape to minimise the risk of transmission of HIV from their rapist.
You need FOOD to take the PEP, 1 week for adults and 2 weeks for minors. Many people stop taking their PEP as they do not have food security.
Hence the campaign….#gobeyond
Thank you so much to the team at Municipal Support and Capacity Building for your contribution and your pledge to keep doing this.
You are directly and positively impacting the lives of sexual violence survivors.