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Women in Pain Workshop

25 March 2020

Last year 2019, IHOM was overwhelmed with request for support relating to gender based violence. Whilst it has always been a focus area of our work we are working more intentionally with partner organisations and communities in addressing this social ill.

Two healing of memories workshop has been offered this year to address GBV. One a group of women from different areas in Pietermaritzburg in KZN, they come from different churches and some belonged to the organisation that cares for widows and orphans. Another workshop was held in Cape Town attend by woman from the Manenberg, Ocean View and Kuilsriver communities.

In addition “Healing Woman Circle”, meetings were also offered. In Durban PACSA partnered with Institute for Healing of Memories to respond to the issues of abuse which was reported to the two organisations. Women came from different areas with the case of Rape and Gender Based Violence.

In Ocean view in Cape Town the meeting responded to the outcry of woman against the killing of children asa result of gang violence. The “Healing Woman Circle” is dealing with Social Justice, Women supporting Women, empowerment and Healing. The first healing of Memories workshop focusing on gangsterism also took place. Participants came from the communities of Marianridge, Inanda and Ka-Nyuswa in KZN, ranging from 20 years to 45 years old representing different cultural and linguistic groups.


Shared with permission:

A young girl who just completed her matric in 2019 said that her dad was a very bad man, who killed and robbed many people as she was told by some of her family members and people in her community. He was a GANGSTER. She says her uncle is still the biggest known drug dealer and they survive on dirty money and peoples tears. She feels angry that she is been raised with the money which has destroyed people lives.

Her two brothers have dropped out of school and are on drugs. Her father was murdered in the very same community where she still lives. Her heart is broken when she sees what drugs has done to the people in the

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The Institute for the Healing of Memories seeks to contribute to the healing journey of individuals, communities and nations. Our work is grounded in the belief that we are all in need of healing, because of what we have done, what we have failed to do, and what has been done to us.

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