Sadly yet another life has been claimed through a spouse.
Nicola Pienaar’s body was found in a shallow grave on her boyfriends property.
Why are our women dying. Why does it seem like men in South Africa are doing this more and more? Is it because they see that they can get away with it, or get light sentences?
This needs to stop.
There need to be more safe homes for women and children, places that they can go to, to find a safe haven, away from any form of abuse.
No woman deserves to be abused, let alone murdered.
STAND UP. SPEAK OUT.
R.I.P Nicole. Condolences to her family and friends.
Most Safe Homes or Transition Centers offer a maximum of 3 days stay for women who are taken out of abusive circumstances.
Unfortunately this is not enough.
As a woman who has been in that situation, I speak from experience. A woman needs a place of safety where she can stay a minimum of six months. this is to afford her time with a counselor, quiet time, space to heal from all the hurts, to work through the humiliation, the blame, the hurt, the trauma, the anger, then the forgiveness.
It is our aim to purchase land on which to build a Safe Home for women where they can have this time, as well as to teach unemployed women skills, to be able to become self-sustaining where they can earn their own income, and start their lives over, where they can build up their self-confidence again.
We can only do this with the help of individuals and businesses willing to invest in a home for women who have no way out of abuse, except for a place of safety.
Thank you so much to those who have contributed thusfar.
It is never easy when looking at statistics, to get the full picture of what is really going on.
So many women do not report rape or domestic abuse, because they are scared, intimidated, disillusioned and despondent.
Cape Town has become the rape capital, and this is unacceptable.
We need to stand up and let our voices be heard.
A very Happy New Year to all in 2017.
We are happy to say that 2017 is going to be a year of goodness and abundance, of hopes and dreams fulfilled.
It is going to be a year of super hard work for us, because we have set a high target and standard for this year, but the rewards will outweigh the hard work.
We have set a goal to raise enough funds to purchase that land for the Safe Home that is so very badly needed. By the end of the year that goal will be reached, we trust that it will. We pray and ask God to lead and guide us and to open doors for us in this new year.
It is with great sadness that we watch how the numbers for abused women and children grow. How children are being stolen and found dead, how spouse’s are killing off their beloveds.
Help us take a stand against the atrocities happening in South Africa against women and children. Help us make a difference. Help us save lives.
It has been a really long time since we have touched base.
2015 was a year of many commitments, loads of struggles, and much heavy work. We have struggled with funding for our New Beginnings Home, and at some point, going a bit despondent.
But we are up for the challenge this year. We are totally determined to bring in the amount we need for our Safe Home.
We know that you will willingly open your hearts this year, so that we can get the much needed Home up and running.
Bless you for this New Year and thank you for your support.
Debbie and Team
Did you know that approximately three women were killed at the hands of their partners today in South Africa? Sad but true. These are the cold, hard facts
We are putting out an appeal to individuals, companies, people who are passionate about seeing change come about for a better life for those affected by violence, abuse, rape.
Help us to help others. Contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org help us network, help us find sponsors, donors, help us to get this home up and running so that we can do the work we need to do, and help more women and children affected by violence, abuse, rape.
A start to a New Year.
Lets kick this year off with gusto. I am putting out a challenge here.
Put your name down to donate R100 a month for three months, and we can buy our land. If we have 500 people needed to do this. Its not impossible, its EASY. Come on guys and gals. This home is essential. Don’t shy away from the words DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, or ABUSE. It is part of reality. It can be your mother, sister, daughter, niece, friend, STAND UP TODAY AND HELP US FIGHT IT.
HELP US make a safe place to live, to give a chance to those who want it for a FEAR FREE LIFE. Don’t stand by and do nothing.
HELP HELP HELP HELP.
We would like to say a huge thank you to everybody who has supported us during 2014 & 2015
Campaigning to raise funds to purchase land through the NPO for abused women and children, struggling and unemployed males, and also pensioners not being able to afford the costs of a home, has not been easy.
We want to make a positive impact, and not just be a go-between. We aim to offer a Transition Home for those coming from domestic violence and abuse, people needing a second chance at life. At New Beginnings Home they will be given the opportunity to find peace, healing, and to work towards building up their Self-Esteem, their confidence in themselves.
We will offer them:
-Individual and Group Counseling
-A home of tranquility
-Various workshops such as Computer Literacy, Arts and Crafts, Reading, Baking & Cooking, Horse Riding
-Assigning tasks around the home, assisting with Organic Veggie Growing, feeding and caring for animals
-Group outings, attendance of motivational talks, also allowing them to share their story if they so choose