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Philisa Abafazi Bethu (isiXhosa for “Heal Our Women”) is a gender-based violence
organisation based in Steenberg (Cape Town, South Africa) and was founded by feminist
activist and community leader Lucinda Evans in 2008. Our mission has always focused on
healing women with a stress on gender-based violence prevention and child protection. Over
the years, Philisa Abafazi Bethu has expanded to include programmes that reach young
women, the elderly, children, LGBTQIA+ persons and men.

Programmes are developed on the
basis of the need felt by people and developments in the communities we serve. Our current
programmes and services include an after school programme, a youth programme, a women’s
support group, a seniors club, a men’s café, a search, a rescue group for missing persons,
psychosocial counselling, and community feeding. Moreover, at the Philisa Abafazi Bethu
Women and Family Center we have installed a baby saver where helpless women can bring
their babies, and we are running two safe houses: one for women and one for LGBTQIA+
persons who are victims of gender-based violence.

At Philisa Abafazi Bethu, we actively educate our people and our communities on gender-
based violence prevention. We aim to be an organisation that others can rely on for protection
and reassurance in the communities of Lavender Hill, Steenberg and the surrounding areas.
We will stop at nothing to make sure that women, children, elderly, and LGBTQIA+ persons
have a place that offers them hope in their often intolerable situations.

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3. Container

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