Who we are

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I PROTECT ME is a non profit organisation registered in South Africa in 2013 (NPO No 127-027).

 

In response to alarming figures of reported rapes (113 a day*) and teenage pregnancies (271 deliveries a day**), we have set up an efficient prevention programme against sexual offences.

 

Our aim is to empower all school children and vulnerable adults to resist abuse by learning

self-protection: standing up for themselves and for others.

 

Through the establishment of strong partnerships in schools and in the community, I Protect Me responds actively to three inter-related threats to education in South Africa:

  • gender inequality,

  • violence in schools and in the community,

  • HIV and AIDS.

* statistics by Africa Check, a non-partisan fact-checking organisation. View the original piece on : https://africacheck.org/factsheets/factsheet-south-africas-crime-statistics-for-2018-19/#rape

** statistics by Africa Check, a non-partisan fact-checking organisation. View the original piece on : https://africacheck.org/reports/yes-teenagers-account-for-10-of-deliveries-in-south-africa-but-not-half-the-maternal-deaths/