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Western Cape Helps Fund Victim Empowerment Programme.

The Western Cape Social Development Department, which funds several programmes, announced that it has increased its funding for the victim empowerment programme. With the victim empowerment programme, 16 shelters around the province that house victims of abuse will receive funding.

Along with the need to fund programmes that support abuse victims is the need to shatter the negative stereotype surrounding the term “victim.” As Sihle Ngobese of The Western Cape Social Development Department said on Women’s Day, “It shouldn’t be about viewing women as helpless victims, but viewing them as strong, resilient individuals who should be taking up more leadership roles in society.”

By: Mikayla Tetreault, Staff Writer