Care Protect Invest South Africa
8 August 2020
CPI SA launches Invisible Woman competition
On the eve of Women’s Day, CPI SA invited women to take part in the Invisible Woman competition to collect Bags of Mercy for abused women.
The Bags of Mercy project encourages women to collect handbags – old and new – and to fill it with anything that might make the life of an abused woman easier once she decides to escape. The project is a collaboration between the well-known singer Corlea, Mamilla Fashions and Project Brave Heart. CPI SA manages and administers the project.
“In South Africa, thousands of women live in constant fear of the next harsh word where no-one else can hear it and the next blow where no-one else can see it,” says Dinah Bronkhorst, the executive head of CPI SA. “They cannot flee because they have nothing. They become invisible women.”
According to the latest crime statistics, domestic violence was the cause for 38 656 cases of contact crimes like attack with the purpose to do grievous bodily harm, attempted murder and murder.
“With the competition, we encourage women to become invisible friends to invisible women, by offering support once they escape their life-threatening situation,” says Bronkhorst.
Women who want to take part in the competition can enter on the website at https://cpi-sa.org.za/mercy-bags-project/. Contact CPI SA on 012 111 8039 to deliver Bags of Mercy. The site also offers more information on other ways to get involved.
Competitors stand the chance of winning prizes to the value of R10 000.
For media enquiries contact:
Dinah Bronkhorst – Executive Head
Cell: 072 126 1158