Lesedi la Setjhaba Family and Community Centre was established to respond to family disintegration problems, individual empowerment, mental wellness as well as community development, focusing on challenges and issues of poverty, inequality, gender-based violence injustices in the community.
The organisation aims to empower women who are victims of crime by providing psycho-social support through assessment, financial support, moral support, counselling, family intervention, referrals of children in such environments. The organisation also assists victims of GBV who are often women, who come from disadvantaged communities, to fill in the protection order application forms written in English which is a barrier to them. We also listen to their stories and write them in a way that is expected by the courts if they wish to take their cases to court.
LLSFCC aims to educate, create awareness to and assist vulnerable women about the Covid-19 vaccine through face to face, telephone, training, workshop, public education at local radio as well as registration vaccine government portal. It is important as Empowered and educated women and communities will change the mind-sets about myths on vaccine. Victims of GBV and IPV ‘primary priority is survival from the abuser, vaccine might be the last thing on their minds. Many uneducated and unemployed women lack resources to register on the portal. Women organizations and radio platform will disseminate factual information about vaccine in indigenous the language.