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#ItIsOurProblem

#ItIsOurProblem

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We are a collective group of students currently studying at the University of the Western Cape. We range between the ages of 19 - 22 years of age and we are all passionate about ending Gender-Based Violence but also empowering our fellow women. As a collective, we feel that VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN NEEDS TO STOP!

Drawing from the #IWillNotBeNext campaign started by UCT students, we want to equip the female students closer to home, being UWC to be able to defend themselves if any situation arises. Therefore, with the funds raised we will buy Pepper Spray at R30 per can and distribute it FREE OF CHARGE to our females on campus.

In honour and loving memory of Jesse Hess, Uyinene Mrwetyana, Leighandre Jegels, Lynette Volschenk, Meghan Cremer and the many other victims of gender-based violence. We will not forget.

#HERNAMEWASJESSE

We would like to reach our target ASAP in order to start distribution.

By raising enough funds we would be able to equip enough females with pepper spray which they will use in the face of danger. We would hope that this has some impact on lowering the number of Rape and Assault cases on our women.

*The funds raised will be transferred directly to the pepper spray supplier.*

Donations

  • Sep 28, 2019 - R 300.00
  • "Hope this donation helps" - James vd Heever

  • Sep 24, 2019 - USD $ 4.14
  • "Hope this helps ??????????" - Chadwin & Aden

  • Sep 20, 2019 - R 50.00
  • "Hope your campaign is successful " - Anonymous

  • Sep 19, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "For the safety of the girls who really really need it! " - Charmaine Bailey

  • Sep 19, 2019 - R 50.00
  • "Hope this small but helps" - Staci Devine

  • Sep 17, 2019 - R 160.00
  • "Our sisters need us to stand together. " - Courtney

  • Sep 16, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "Hope this donation helps" - Abdul

  • Sep 15, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Hope this helps " - Charmaine Williams

  • Sep 13, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "Hope my small contribution helps" - Zakiyah

  • Sep 13, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Hope this donation helps" - Ben Wilkiams

  • Sep 11, 2019 - R 40.00
  • "Hope this little bit helps. " - Lara Keil

  • Sep 10, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "May you be safe.????" - Anonymous

  • Sep 10, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "Truly an honour to be apart of this initiative " - Daelan Rogers

  • Sep 10, 2019 - R 50.00
  • "I am proud of y’all for making a difference ??" - Brandon Lee Wenn

  • Sep 10, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Hope the donation helps??" - Daine Ellie

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 2 548.23

Fundraising target

R 50 000.00
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IWillNotBeNext Cause

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The #IWillNotBeNext movement aims to protect female students in Universities across South Africa.

Funds raised will be used to purchase and distribute units of pepper spray to women at the Universities who need to be protected from harm

A situation of danger could present itself at any time, and we find it necessary to do our part in making sure that every woman is prepared to defend themselves in a country that cannot protect us.

* Funds raised by this campaign will be transferred directly to the pepper spray supplier.