Action Breaks Silence - Creating Safer Communities

Action Breaks Silence is an educational charity established to create a world where women and girls can live their lives free from fear of gender-based violence.

Action Breaks Silence offers two educational programmes: the Empowerment through Self-Defence Programme for women and girls; and the Hero Empathy Programme for boys, which challenges gender stereotyping and builds feelings of empathy and respect towards women and girls.

Since 2015 Action Breaks Silence has been delivering its flagship programmes in schools and community groups in South Africa.

Gender-Based Violence In South Africa

  • Murder rate of women increased by 117% between 2015 and 2016.
  • Sexual offences against women increased from 31 665 in 2015/16 to 70 813 in 2016/17 an increase of 53%.
  • Everyday three women die at the hands of their intimate partner in South Africa.
  • Crime statistics 2016/17: An average of 109.1 rapes are recorded each day.
  • Statistics SA victims of crime survey for 2016/17 indicates a 117% increase in sexual offence cases.
  • It is estimated that 40% of women in South Africa be raped in their lifetime.

(Source:  South Africa Government website)

Our Vision

In one generation - to make communities safer from gender-based violence.

Contact Us

+27 (0)82 267 3322

Charity Info

SA Registered NPC with CIPC No: 2016/509280/08
SA NPO 183-827; PBO 930057482
Level 1 BBBEE

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