Up To Me (252-589) NPO and registered PBO. Our vision is to implement sustainable programmes that help every abused woman in South Africa reclaim their dignity and independence.
In alignment with the United Nations 17 Global Sustainable Development Goals, Up To Me are concentrating on Economic Empowerment of Women (with preference given to women who are experiencing abuse) through the following programmes:
- Formal learning and qualifications
- Coaching and Mentoring
- Emotional well-being and healing workshops
- Networking and resource assistance
Gender Based Violence has been touted as a South African national pandemic. Added to this, women are still on the losing end of economic inequalities and in many instances, due to past institutional injustices. The majority of our women are stuck at the lower end of the socio-economic scale, grappling with living conditions which include gangsterism, substance abuse and violent crime on a daily basis.
With nearly 52% of women in this country living below the poverty line, in conditions which continue to drain their strength and destroy their quality of life, we recognise that the solution to this challenge lies in social support.
Our target group of beneficiaries are indeed the women of South Africa, but in the interest of true gender equality and depending on demand, we will occasionally allow for the inclusion of all members of society who find themselves in abusive situations.
If YOU want to play your role in fighting the scourge of GBV in our country, please consider including a GBV awareness drive in your organisation. Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org to get more information on how we can help you do this!
We also believe that no mention can be made of the women of South Africa without celebrating the resilience and strength of our “Mammas” , “Aunties” and “Tantes” who have bravely continued to do the best they could and in many cases against all odds, managed to break free from the shackles of society, creating opportunity for themselves and their families. We have huge respect for these strong, hard working women of Mzansi! We salute you and we honour you by the creation of opportunity for the current generations.
You can view our progress on our blogs published here
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