Facts about Abuse
People think that drink and drugs cause abuse.
THIS IS NOT TRUE.
There are abusers who are sober when they are abusive towards their partners, just as there are abusers who don't drink or take drugs. Alcohol and drugs may make the abuse worse, but they are not the cause of abuse and can not be used as an excuse for the abuse.
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Vision, Mission, Objectives
Vision The vision of the SBCWC is the creation of a safe and secure society and a human rights culture, where women and children are empowered to exercise their full rights.
Mission statement The mission of the SBCWC, as a human rights-based, non-governmental organisation, is to provide a comprehensive range of services that are accessible and safe to women and children by:
- Working in partnership with organisations that advocate ending violence against women and children;
- Providing 24-hour emergency shelter, short and medium term residential care, and childcare services;
- Prioritising awareness of women’s rights on issues such as HIV/AIDS, gender-based violence, legal and socio-economic rights.
We have established an integrated and comprehensive one-stop centre for women and children who are survivors of gender-based violence
Immediate objectives are to:
- Manage an effective and co-ordinated one-stop centre partnership that provides a comprehensive range of services for abused women and children.
- Establish, through research, a best practice intervention model to challenge and end violence against women and children.
- Provide effective community outreach work to end violence against women and children through preventative and awareness programmes.
- Develop an effective networking relationship with other organisations, networks and tertiary institutions that advocate and seek an end to violence against women and children.
- Promote research and advocacy on gender-based violence in order to influence policy makers and society in general.