Abuse victim hotline
SOCIAL Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini has urged South Africans to utilise her department’s Gender-Based Violence Command Centre (GBVCC) as 16 Days of Activism for no Violence against Women and Children starts.
“It is a 24-hour call centre that is available to assist survivors of gender-based violence for support and guidance by trained social workers,” said Dlamini.
“It offers a comprehensive, integrated system that provides immediate, consistent and co-ordinated support to survivors of GBV.”
The centre’s toll-free number is 0800 428 428.
Alternatively, USSD (Please Call Me) *120* 7867# SMS Help to 31531.
The Skype address is HelpMeGBV. – ANA