Safe Space is a female run and owned Non-Profit Company that aims to fight Gender Based Violence through social awareness generated through user-based incident reporting.
As professionals who have worked with, and been survivors of Gender Based Violence, Founding directors Nakita Naee’lah Dellwaria and Chloe Homer are passionate about creating innovative, proactive solutions to the Gender Based Violence pandemic South Africa is facing.
Their newly built website will serve as an early warning system to prevent women and the LGBTIQA+ community from being in Gender Based Violence hot spots.
This platform can be used to access various resources in the fight against GBV, with updated shelter databases, emergency contact numbers, psychological resources, self-defense training, merchandise and so much more.
The official launch was on the 24th of August 2020, commemorating the death of Uyinene Mrwetyana, a 19-year-old woman who was raped and then bludgeoned to death with a scale in a Post Office in August 2019, a place she thought would be a safe enough space to be in.
“We at Safe Space endeavour to create Safe Spaces for all Women and members of the LGBTIQA+ community, in public spaces, in their homes and in their minds.”
To equip Womxn and the LGBTIQA+ community with a tool to help ensure their safety, because we understand that women and the LGBTIQA+ community are under threat everywhere they go.
GBV is prevalent across all races, ages, religions, cultures, or socio-economic standings. Soweto to Sandton, Greenpoint to Mitchells Plain.
Safe Space is a tool to be used Nationwide.
Visit their website here.