Asanda Matlhare
Intern Journalist
2 minute read
10 Sep 2021
7:50 am

Battle against GBV hindered by lack of funds

Asanda Matlhare

Too many gender-based violence non-profit organisations (NPO) lacking funding.

Participants during the peaceful Anti-Gender-Based Violence protest outside parliament on April 24, 2021 in Cape Town, South Africa. Photo for illustration: Gallo Images/Brenton Geach

Gender-based violence, which is South Africa’s second pandemic, is a multifaceted scourge. Social investment specialist at Tshikululu Social Investments Ali Channon said there were too many gender-based violence non-profit organisations (NPO) lacking funding. “I would like to see the private sector coming more on board here. “I think what is critical is investment in gender-based violence (GBV) has to be sustainable. “It can’t be that it’s a trendy issue because it’s in the headlines and the funding is not consistent because that can be more damaging to a sector that is already struggling,” she said. Channon added that corporates often...