Save The Date: Care Packs For Mandela Day!

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Will you lend us your hands, and give your 67 minutes for Mandela Day?

At all four of Cape Town’s forensic units which attend to anyone who has just been raped, Rape Crisis is there to support the survivor reporting the offence.

After counselling, opening a criminal case docket, and undergoing a forensic full body examination to collect critical evidence, the survivor is given the opportunity to have a shower, and will receive one of our Care Packs containing toiletries and appropriate personal items.

On Saturday 16 July we need your hands to help assemble these Care Packs.  The bags and the contents are at the ready, just needing to be put together. How better to celebrate the spirit of Mandela Day, by giving your 67 minutes (or more) to support rape survivors?

On the day, a rape survivor will be telling her story; our director, Kath Dey, will talk about the work of Rape Crisis; and there’ll be a creative corner where you can make something to add to your pack. There’ll also be an opportunity for you to send your personal message to the survivors receiving the bags you pack.

Make a note:    

 Date:  Saturday 16 July

Time:  11.00am to 15.00pm

Venue: Observatory Community Center, Rawson St, Observatory, Cape Town, 7925 .  Map to venue here.

And you can sign up using this link

We hope to see you there. But if you can’t make it, you could sponsor a Care Pack instead, by clicking here now. Every gesture of support counts.

For more information, call 021 447 1467.

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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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