Abuse vic­tim hot­line

Pretoria News Weekend - - NEWS -

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

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