Since September 2017, funded by the Department of Social Development (DSD) in Gauteng, we have been delivering victim support services on an ever-increasing basis at various police stations.
Over the past year the incidents of gender-based violence has to have increased significantly, which has resulted in the victim empowerment centres (VECs) at police stations (Johannesburg Central, Langlaagte, Sophiatown and Moffat View) being overburdened with cases. The VEC’s provide a range of services targeted at individuals who have suffered harm, trauma and/or material loss through violence, crime, natural disaster, human accidents and/or through socio economic conditions.
Over the past year through the VEC’s Khulisa has directly impacted the lives of 1169 victim of domestic violence through counseling and mediation services. Interestingly approximately 40% of these victims have been male.