PROJECTS, SUCCESS STORIES & NEWS FROM JFF

60 years of Women’s Month with Jes Foord

Are you a business? We challenge companies to choose a day in August to pack 60 bags. Alternatively you can also donate enough product for 60 bags and we will pack them for you! The monetary donation for this initiative is R150 x 60 bags = R9000 Are you an individual?...

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16 Days of Activism 2015

The latest stats for 2014/2015 confirm that 59 957 sexual assaults are reported in a year, which means a sexual assault (regardless of gender) is reported to occur every 9 minutes to someone – and these are the ones we know of and are actually reported.  This stirs...

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Lend a helping HANDbag

Based on SAPS stats for 2013/2014 just over 7 sexual offences are reported every hour in South Africa. So over a period of 16 days that equals over 2,745 reported cases (plus more of which are not reported in many instances) and we are wanting to match this with...

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New exciting partnership for JFF

City Hospital Behavioural Centre, has extended their hands to create greater capacity to help rape survivors. The need has increased for more central counselling services for rape survivors who use public transport or who stay in remote areas. With this new...

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Jes Foord New Beginnings Ball a Princess Success

On the 29th of August 2014 the annual Jes Foord gala event known as the New Beginnings ball was held at the Three Cities Docklands Hotel in Durban. 195 attended the ball for an amazing evening of fun. This year the guests stopped at nothing to dress up to the Princess...

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Comedian’s Unite Against Rape

A foundation favourite Jess Knauf rallied up the best of Comedy in the Durban comedy circuit and hosted an event in benefit of the foundation on Friday 20 June 2014 at New York Restaurant & Bar. The night was full of laughs as Jem Atkins of On Fire Comedy MC’d an...

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Jes celebrates 6 years

In just six short and busy years, Jes has risen above and beyond. Starting with her perpetrators being convicted and put in prison soon after the doors of the Jes Foord Foundation offered support to rape survivors. Jes has subsequently achieved speaking about her...

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