Rise Up Against Gender Based Violence was established in 2018 by Mandisa Mzindle (Khanyile), Sibongile Mthembu and Zimasa Nqabeni, initially acting as a banking vehicle for The Total Shutdown Movement. It was then changed in February 2019 into a fully-fledged organization providing direct support to survivors of GBV and running social behavioural change programs within the prevention space for GBV.

The organisation’s primary aim is directed at women living on the streets, as well as adolescent girls,  as they are especially vulnerable to violence.

This social behavioral change WVLSA project is targeted at adolescent girls and boys for the purpose of preventing GBV. We will be covering issues such as consent, healthy relationships, early signs of violent behavior, response, ending dependency as a driver and changing patriarchal social norms and stereotypes. We aim to decrease reported cases in our target areas of GBV through this programme. We will be based in specific locations and monitoring progress of our interventions.