People Opposing Women Abuse (POWA)

People Opposing Women Abuse (POWA) – Organisation


South Africa






POWA is a “feminist, women’s rights organisation that provides both services, and engages in advocacy in order to ensure the realisation of women’s rights and thereby improve women’s quality of life”.

Our vision
To create a society that does not tolerate violence against women and where women are powerful, self-reliant, equal and respected

POWA’s uniqueness as an organisation is in providing both services to survivors and engaging in advocacy using a feminist and intersectional analysis. Our work is rooted in the belief that change can only be said to be effective when women’s lives are directly improved through our interventions. We also believe that there is no single route to change, and thus constantly seek new and creative approaches in our programming to achieve the change we seek.

  • Frontline Services - Shelters, counseling, and legal advice
  • Advocacy
  • Outreach & Media
  • Training and development
  • Feminist Research and Knowledge Production
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