Empowering rape survivors through
Education, Awareness and support.

It has been estimated that 40% of South African women will be raped in their lifetime and that 110 rapes occur in the county every day. Furthermore, only 1 in 4 cases are reported and lower than 14% of perpetrators are convicted. It is a sad reality that South Africa’s rape statistics are currently among the highest in the world.

The Jes Foord Foundation has coordinated various projects in an effort to EDUCATE, create AWARENESS and change attitudes though advocacy and other initiatives.  It is, however, our aim to address the problem itself: the prevalence of rape in our society.  Some of these initiatives include our Handbag Project, The Young Men’s Mentorship Program, Awareness Talks and free trauma counselling – all of which have a unique purpose, but work together in addressing the problem.

The Jes Foord Foundation is a non-profit, PBO (public benefit organisation) and relies solely on individual and corporate donations to keep our counselling and care initiatives running.  We sincerely thank everyone for their continued support over the last 10 years and humbly request that you will keep following our journey and sharing our message.