Shukumisa is a coalition of over 60 organisations across South Africa working against sexual violence.

We have a vision of a South Africa where adults and children are free from sexual violence. We are advocating for legislation and policies that reflect the best interests of adult and child survivors of sexual violence. We have been doing this since 2008.

We work in three focus areas

Strengthening Law and Policy

Laws and policies relating to sexual violence are well drafted, aligned, properly costed and resourced

Strengthening the Criminal Justice System

Laws and policies relating to sexual violence are properly implemented and monitored. The criminal justice system convicts perpetrators and timeously delivers high quality and victim centred services.

Strengthening the non-profit Gender Based Violence (GBV) Sector

Civil society organisations rendering services to victims of sexual violence are well resourced and engage in joint initiatives for advocacy and accountability monitoring.

Our resources feature different publications on sexual violence and related topics

Would you like to become a Shukumisa member?

Any civil society organisation or individual with a demonstrated interest in addressing sexual violence may apply to become a member of Shukumisa by cooperating with the terms of reference and by filling out the membership form.

Membership Form