Who We Are
Safe Space is a female run and owned Non-Profit Company (K2020493785) that aims to fight Gender Based Violence through social awareness generated through user-based incident reporting. As professionals who have worked with, and been survivors of Gender Based Violence, Founding directors Nakita Naee'lah Dellwaria and Chloe Homer are passionate about creating innovative, proactive solutions to the Gender Based Violence pandemic South Africa is facing.
Our newly built website will serve as an early warning system to prevent womxn and the LGBTIQA+ community from being in Gender Based Violence hot spots. This platform can be used to access various resources in the fight against GBV, with updated shelter databases, emergency contact numbers, psychological resources, self-defense training, merchandise and so much more. The official launch on the 24th of August 2020, is commemorative of Uyinene Mrwetyana's death, a 19 year old womxn who was raped and then bludgeoned to death with a scale in a Post Office in August 2019, a place she thought would be a safe enough space to be in.
Safe Space Vision
We at Safe Space endeavour to create Safe Spaces for all Womxn and members of the LGBTIQA+ community, in public spaces, in their homes and in their minds.
Safe Space Mission
We aim to equip Womxn and the LGBTIQA+ community with a tool to help ensure their safety, because we understand that womxn and the LGBTIQA+ community are under threat everywhere they go, because GBV is prevalent across all races, ages, religions, cultures, or socio-economic standings. Soweto to Sandton, Greenpoint to Mitchells Plain. Safe Space is a tool to be used Nationwide.
What We Do
Our team reclaim spaces where Gender Based Violence is prevalent through non-abrasive chalking events held nationwide. At the Chalk It Up events, our team, as well as the public, chalk down messages of hope and stories of GBV survival. These chalking events serve as a visual representation that GBV affects everyone, in different ways, and more importantly, that victims are not alone and have a voice, even if their words are written down on the floor without them needing to speak it.
Join our fight against Gender Based Violence, by helping us create Safe Spaces.