About Womens Shelter Movement


Vision

WSM strives to be the united voice on sheltering of women and their children affected by gender-based violence in South Africa.

Mission

To be engaged in service provision, legislation and capacity building on gender based violence and women and their children in South Africa;

To network with provincial, national and international organisations;

To advocate on issues pertaining to women and their children affected by gender based violence; and to lobby provincial, national and international stakeholders.

Objectives

  • To advocate and lobby for rights of abused women and their children in shelters ;
  • To provide a monthly networking meeting for shelters;
  • To ensure effective and efficient service delivery to women and their children in shelters;
  • To develop the capacity of WSM shelter personnel
  • To engage in legislation relating to gender based violence and sheltering in South Africa;
  • To offer space for mutual support, shared experiences and common challenges.