We are Kwanele. We work hard to enable access to justice for those experiencing violence through innovative technology, data-informed reporting, and capacity-building.
Our vision is to build a world where everyone feels safe.
YEARS IN BUSINESS
KWANELE’S AWARD-WINNING APP & A.I.
Introducing Chat GBV.
ChatGBV is our award-winning artificial intelligence (A.I.) chatbot that is designed to support GBV survivors with information about their rights and the services available.
Our app is available!
The official Kwanele app is LIVE! Connect to security services and law enforcement, track evidence in real-time, safely store information, and much more – download the app today.
“I didn’t report the crime as I didn’t think it would make a difference”.
“The system is rigged so that SEXUAL ABUSE ISN’T TAKEN SERIOUSLY, MEANING THAT THERE will never BE true justice – We’re on a mission to change that.”
– Founder, Kwanele South Africa
“I was taken to court for biting the hand of my rapist in self-defence.”
SOME OF THE STORIES THAT INSPIRE KWANELE’S MISSION
We believe that we will make a difference.
“I went to report that I was sexually assaulted and the police told me that I did not have a passport so they couldn’t do anything. They gave me R500 and told me to go away.”
“My brother was violently assaulted and killed by his girlfriend, and she only received 8 years in prison. It feels like her crime was not taken as seriously as it should have been.”
“When gathering the strength to report the rape to the local authorities, I faced an unexpected wave of discrimination. The officers made derogatory remarks about my sexual orientation, casting judgement on my identity rather than focusing on my traumatic experience.”
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
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KWANELE BELIEVES IN REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE.
Accessing sexual and reproductive healthcare after surviving gender-based violence is your right as a GBV survivor. Kwanele can support you in accessing abortion and other sexual and reproductive health services after violence.