In 2013 Shukumisa members raised the loss of funding to services as a key issue of concern. This led to research around funding to post-rape care services based in the Thuthuzela Care Centres. The project has taken on a broader focus. It promotes the recognition of care work, not only related to post-rape care services but care work in general. Care work is largely performed by women, making Shukumisa’s project not only a matter of service delivery, but also a matter of gender equality. The National Shelter Movement, the Vhembe Civil Society Network (VCSN) in Limpopo and the KwaZulu-Natal Welfare Forum are collaborating with Shukumisa to address the current challenges experienced by the non-profit sector related to the Department of Social Development.