rise against

domestic violence sa.

Registration Number: 2020/930270/08

259-457 NPO | ​PBO: 930073173

We send Donations Certificates for donations received


Our team offers an array of legal services, including access to legal volunteers and a retired Magistrate, to provide guidance and support throughout your case, SAPS & Court System.

Our Victim Support program offers both men and women the necessary assistance to navigate their cases effectively. Moreover, we provide emotional support and legal guidance to victims and survivors.

Counselling and therapy for both victims and abusers is available through Vita Nova.

With 103 dedicated volunteers, our team advocates for enhancing public awareness on domestic violence and narcissistic abuse. All our services are free of charge to victims and abusers.

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physical abuse.

The most common kind of abuse is physical abuse, this may take the shape of a variety of actions, including the following:

Hitting, slapping, punching, kicking, burning, strangulation, damaging personal property, and using coercion and employing weapons.

emotional abuse.

This is when a person tries to exert power and control over his or her loved one by any of the following behaviours:

putting people down by calling them names; putting all of the blame on the other person's partner; unhealthy jealousy; intimidation; shaming; embarrassing; isolation.

Being in control of everything.

Stalking, or cyberstalking, and harassment.

sexual abuse.

Involving a partner in sexual activity against their will, exploiting them online (revenge porn), having sexual contact with a victim when that person is either not fully aware of what's going on or is too afraid to say no.

During sexual activity, it is illegal to hurt your partner physically, force your partner to engage in sexual activity without protection, or try to stop birth control from working.

financial abuse.

Abuse of funds may refer to any activity that serves to preserve power and control over one's financial situation. Some examples are being directly or indirectly to blame for a partner losing their job, like when one of the following happens:

causing someone bodily harm or injury that would prevent them from going to work and being productive. Being harassed at the workplace, by maintaining control of their partner's financial assets while essentially placing them on an allowance. Taking out loans and using the money.

Bringing down the credit score of a spouse. These are naming a few.

other abuse.

Toxic and narcissistic individuals are capable of committing serious acts of abuse against their targets, including gaslighting, triangulation, hoovering, discarding, and spiritual abuse; this may also involve mental and emotional abuse.


mental abuse.

cyber stalking.



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what we do.

  • Legal Advice
  • Divorce Matters
  • Domestic Violence
  • GBV
  • Protection Orders
  • Criminal Matters
  • Assist SAPS Cases
  • Support groups - Legal, Women & Men WhatsApp
  • Access to guidance & Information.
  • Outsourced & Inhouse Counselling Online.

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free to all.


message from our founder, zen williams

My name is Zen Williams, I am the Founder and a Director of Rise Against Domestic Violence SA.

My original intention was not to establish an organisation, but rather to share my story and experience with domestic violence, narcissistic abuse, and revenge porn.

Shortly after sharing my story, I realised that I was not alone and that others needed assistance, support, and direction, and through this, RISE was born.

RISE has remarkable volunteers who are the organization's backbone. We have support volunteers, legal volunteers, and WhatsApp groups for both men and women separately. Rise operates remotely through WhatsApp, allowing us to communicate with anybody in need who contacts us throughout South Africa.

We are one of the very few organisations in South Africa that aids both males and females, abuse victims and abusers.

I hope that RISE serves you as it has for thousands of men and women throughout South Africa.

There is life after abuse, I promise.

Zen Williams

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If you would like to read about Zen's experience, please follow the link...


We are constantly trying to grow our team, so if you are in a position to make a positive contribution and offer something back to the community, please follow the link and fill out an application. Join our dynamic group of volunteers and become a valuable member of our organisation.

There is no obligation placed on volunteers; you work whenever you are able to do so. All of our work is done remotely and mostly over WhatsApp.

We welcome anyone who has a passion for domestic violence and you fit the criteria below:

Lawyer / Advocate

Officer of the Law


Survivors of abuse and violence.

By using WhatsApp Support Groups, we are able to provide assistance and support to victims of abuse.

Click the "register" button below and complete the online volunteer application.

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Donations to our cause will help us to not only reach victims but also our young people, for our school awareness programme, which will assist the operating expenses of our cause and allow us to reach out to more people.

Rise Against Domestic Violence provides a service to our victims that is free of charge, allowing them the freedom to concentrate on the things that are really essential to them. To be successful, we will need your assistance.

We ask that you join us in our battle against domestic violence and gender-based violence.

Please follow our page or make a donation - every little bit counts.

Registration Number: 2020/930270/08

259-457 NPO | ​PBO: 930073173

We send Donations Certificates for donations received

Standard Bank

Rise Against Domestic Violence SA NPC

Account No.: 10142192277

Branch Code: 051001

Swift Address: SBZA ZA JJ

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message from our director, sam lehoko.

quick tips to protect yourself.