South Africa is generally known for high numbers of sexual offences with the latest Victims of Crime Survey having recorded an increase of 117%.

Following rape accusations in the media recently, the scourge of gender-based violence in the country has once again come under the spotlight and it’s the survivors that know first-hand the affects that come with this kind of crime.

“For me 2017 has been the worst year for women in South Africa, we start at the beginning, all throughout the provinces, the raping, the kidnapping and all of this. Now I feel like there‚Äôs this global wave where women are saying enough now,” says Founder of Open Disclosure Foundation, Andile Gaelesiwe.

Gaelesiwe says this is the beginning for women to reclaim who they are.

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