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About the One in Nine Campaign
Formed in 2006 to support Fezeka Kuzwayo, who brought a rape charge against the current president
Jacob Zuma, the One in Nine Campaign is a feminist collective motivated by the desire to live in a society
where women are the agents of their own lives. The Campaign supports survivors of sexual violence –
those who report the crimes to the police and engage in the criminal justice system as well as those
who choose not to or are unable to report their rapes.
Among other things, we apply pressure on various branches of the criminal justice system through
direct action and targeted advocacy to ensure that officials comply with existing laws and policies;
we work with individuals, communities, collectives and organisations to generate feminist analyses
of social problems; we target the South African government for its failure to protect the rights of
women and other female-born people and force it to fulfil its mandates and responsibilities; and we
develop innovative strategies for mobilisation and mass action.
The Campaign’s work is spread over five areas:
1. Solidarity in Action and Building Feminist Activism
2. Feminist Knowledge Production and Research
3. Media Advocacy
4. Justice and Legal Transformation
5. Direct Action
The medium-to-long-term goal of the Campaign is to build a strong membership base of local
collectives across South Africa – a social movement of women responding to violence directed against
them and developing strategies for resisting capitalist patriarchy in its various guises.