The IT Guru’s Doing Their Bit for Good

Last Saturday, Steve Barnett and his Front-end Developer meetup group, dedicated a whole day toward improving the Rape Crisis website. Steve has been a loyal supporter of our work and has donated his expertise on many occasions.


The ‘Hack-a-Thon’ team worked all day, fueled by pizza and coffee, in order to create a better user experience for rape survivors and others accessing the website. For many survivors, whether from South Africa or abroad, our website is their first point of contact which is why it is crucial that they are able to find what they are looking for, whether it be what to do if you have been raped or how to support a family member who discloses rape, or even for those wanting to know how to donate in support of our work.


We are extremely grateful to the team for their hard work, and for their offer to take the project further. The more technically-minded can read Steve’s blog about the challenges they faced and the way forward.


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We have a vision of a South Africa in which rape survivors suffer no secondary trauma, and are supported throughout their interaction with the Criminal Justice System (CJS). Our mission is to promote an end to violence against women, specifically rape, and to assist women to achieve their right to live free from violence. Rape Crisis Cape Town seeks to achieve its mission through counselling and training of women, thereby reducing the trauma experienced by rape survivors, and encouraging reporting of rape and the conviction of rapists.

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