Philisa Abafazi Bethu
Philisa Abafazi Bethu advocates for and serves survivors of domestic and intimate partner violence in Lavender Hill, Cape Town. This community-based organization provides medical, counseling, and legal support to survivors of GBV and other abuse.
Founded in 2008, the organization also runs two safe houses, with one specifically for those who identify as LGBTQI+. Other work centers around providing alternatives to joining gangs, and offering programs for youth in and out of school.
Activities include providing entrepreneurial and life skills, learnerships, support in pursuing their education, and access to SRH services.
Philisa Abafazi Bethu also runs a feeding program for women-headed households, older adults, those living with disabilities, children, and young people—also an effective mechanism to link survivors of gender-based violence with needed services in a non-threatening way.