- By: Matshepo Mbono
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/ride-abuse
We seek to reach the world on our 2 wheels. Ride Abuse is more than a cycling awareness campaign; It is a ride to restore the heart of mankind. Ride Abuse is a mission set to solve a house-hold issue that is ravaging our society. We seek to solve the problem from the grassroots level. The core of the problem is that man has lost his way.
We ride, not only for the victim, but also for the inflictor
We ride to places that no one really goes to and we speak to those people who never really get a chance to speak out and be heard. We ride to the heart of man, giving them hope that it is possible to live again, above all healing. We ride to deliver practical solutions, through workshops and activation drives.
OUR FOCAL POINTS
Her Dignity: A project aimed at reaching disadvantaged Southern African girls/young women by providing them with basic sanitary pads.
His Identity: A project aimed at reaching 1 million disadvantaged Southern African young men with basic grooming kits.
R10 Campaign: A project aimed at encouraging Southern Africans to pledge just R10 in support of the Ride Abuse campaign in order to raise funds to continue the great work of the organization in 2020 and years to come. We aim to make this, not just a month’s campaign each year but to become the go-to haven for those seeking help, all year round.
- 2017 we cycled 1000km, across 3 provinces, 10 municipalities and 17 checkpoints, raising awareness on gender-based violence.
- Ride for Change, Our Ride of Hope, the Ride to End Gender-Based Violence
- 2018, we take it up a notch: 2000km, 4 Countries, 31 Days, 2 Men cycling 1 message – “Abuse STOPS With Me”