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Funds for a South African GBV Docuseries!

Funds for a South African GBV Docuseries!

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Hello :) We are fundraising for a growing feminist activist organization called The Archive: Amabali Wethu. It is a legally registered not-for-profit entity that we are building alongside with the collaborative support of other activists we know.

We are creating a 3-part docuseries/visual report on the GBV&F  (Gender-based violence & Femicide) National Strategic Plan policy framework that is yet to be rolled out by the South African government. It aims to give context as to what this policy framework is, and contrast it to the lived experiences on the ground.

In response to the demand to eradicate Gender-based Violence and Femicide in South Africa, civil society (grassroot movements and organisations) and government have introduced a GBV&F National Strategic Plan (NSP) in an effort to map issues pertaining to GBV&F and develop responses that work towards the realisation of social justice for and in particular survivors/victims of this violence. Critical to this process has been the use and facilitation of Provincial Consultations in all 9 provinces from August 2019 - September 2019 on the GBV&F NSP draft document, in an effort to bridge the gap of communication between local communities and government, towards the national implementation of strategic change.

This visual report will take a closer look at some of the people who have worked behind the scenes in developing this NSP policy framework, as well as have a look at how we have gotten here as a country with regards to dealing with and repsonding to gender-based violence in our society. It will further highlight some of the feedback from the Provincial Consultations to get a closer look at how the people in various parts of the country feel about this piece of legislature that is yet to be implemented.  

We are seeking fundraising money because avenues for funding especially in the NPO sector continues to become harder to access, also considering the trajectory of the country's socio-political and economical landscape over the recent years. We are currently developing part one of the three part visual report which is scheduled to be complete and released by end of November 2019, and during "#16DaysOfActivism". We are working on a low cost budget to develop with this docuseries because we feel it will serve as a reminder to everyone, that there's so much that needs to be done, and also also acknowledge where civil society and government have played a role in our efforts to hold violence and its perpetuators accountable.  

Please may you help us further develop and complete this project dy donating however much you can. We believe that on-the-ground information (changing our societies from below) is important and needs to be shared in the attempt to broaden the scope of people's views about the war on the bodies of women, children, people with disabilities and the LGBTQI+ community. We value and believe in using such experiences to encourage a society headed towards recovery from gender-based violence and to influence systemic change towards all social injustices/violence plaguing our country. 

Production Costs include:

R100 000

1. Videography team
2. Editor & audio producer team
3. Translators
4. Equipment for hire and Marketing

R60 000

(Provincial) Travel, Accommodation, and other unforseen expenses to Interviews for Parts Two & Three

We hope to complete the entire project by Feb 2020 with the intentions of releasing all episodes freely to the public. 


Contact for Reference

Office of The Secretariat

email: [email protected]

This project is NOT funded by government. 


  • Dec 31, 2019 - R 1 500.00
  • "

    Wishing you success!!

    " - Aunt Mbasa

  • Nov 27, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "All the beat and hope you reach your target. Big ups??????????????????????" - Moseme

  • Nov 23, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Good luck on this important work." - Vuyiswa

  • Nov 06, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Thank you for doing this. I hope you get to make it happen for all of us." - K

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Donations to date

R 3 200.00

Fundraising target

R 160 000.00

The Archive: Amabali Wethu Organisation

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The Archive: Amabali Wethu is an organization that aims to cultivate a practice of dialogue that broadens our understanding of gender-based violence (GBV) and recovery through curatorial and creative archival work. Motivated by the guiding intersectional principle of experiential knowledge, our work is centered around three pillars: Awareness, Navigation, and Recovery. All content that we create is intended to broaden the conversation of GBV, offer tools of navigation from as many sources as possible - taking seriously experiential knowledge - with the end goal of building and living in a recovered and healed society from GBV. 

 The three main areas that are key to informing how we understand our role in contributing to changing the context described above are as follows:

(i) Harnessing the power of social media to make information accessible and useful for activists, survivors, and communities.

(ii) Building consciousness amongst our people through raising awareness, providing information and facilitating dialogues and;

(iii) Disrupting patriarchy and harmful traditions and in particular, the way/s in which it has served to normalize GBV and render women invisible.