Lead SA: Climb a mountain and break the silence on sexual abuse

CLIMB is an international organisation dedicated to breaking the silence on sexual violence, empowering survivors and creating a powerful movement of change.

Initiated by Poonam Thimmiah and Shada Abuhattoum after attending the 2014 One Young World Summit in Dublin –Ireland, the organisation creates awareness by sharing survivor videos across social media.

Their activities centre around captured mountaineering expeditions that support survivors of sexual abuse to overcome the challenges that stand in their way.

Today, the movement is present in 10 countries on 4 continents.

Florence Masetla, Head of CLIMB South Africa chapter shared with CapeTalk/702 koketso Sachane why Poonam and Shada started Climb.

They wanted to show by an act of climbing a mountain the difficulties of living with the silence and in certain countries if you disclose they would kill you

Florence Masetla, Head of CLIMB South Africa chapter

This weekend, the South African chapter will be climbing the Drakensberg Mountain and they can be contacted for future climbs as well as educational community outreach programs.

To join you can visit their website

Or Email info@climbagainstsexualabuse.com

Listen to the full conversation on The Redi Tlhabi Show with Koketso Sachane standing in:


This article first appeared on 702 : Lead SA: Climb a mountain and break the silence on sexual abuse


Read More
How to take care of your testicles and keep your sperm healthy

How to take care of your testicles and keep your sperm healthy

Urologist Dr Shingai Mutambirwa says it's important to notice changes in one's testicles and shares advice on men's sexual health.

Naked Scientist: How does rice remove moisture from a cellphone?

Naked Scientist: How does rice remove moisture from a cellphone?

Chris Smith explains the science behind placing your phone in rice if you have dropped in a pool of water.

Sara-Jayne King bares all about dark adoption story in memoir, Killing Karoline

Sara-Jayne King bares all about dark adoption story in memoir, Killing Karoline

Author of best-selling autobiography 'Killing Karoline' Sara-Jayne King shares her life story and opens up about writing her book.

Stigma may still cause HIV-positive South Africans to miss early treatment

Stigma may still cause HIV-positive South Africans to miss early treatment

Experts say only 50% of those who need treatment are receiving it and the high number of infections continues.

Jay Naidoo speaks about a community thriving on their own land

Jay Naidoo speaks about a community thriving on their own land

The social activist describes the incredible story of the birth of Naledi farm and helping to make the community's dream a reality.

[LISTEN] The bittersweet story behind transformation in the wine industry

[LISTEN] The bittersweet story behind transformation in the wine industry

Do you ever think about the condition your wine comes from? Dissect the issue & you will see that there are 2 sides to the story.

Popular articles
[LISTEN] 'We are dealing with an outbreak of Listeriosis' - Dr Thomas

[LISTEN] 'We are dealing with an outbreak of Listeriosis' - Dr Thomas

Head of the Centre for Enteric Diseases at the NICD Dr Thomas says that Listeriosis is problematic because it isn’t notifiable.

Publisher saves South African students billions with free textbooks

Publisher saves South African students billions with free textbooks

This year we're going to hit a million downloads of free textbooks in SA - James van der Westhuizen, country manager for Bookboon.

‘Conflicted’ Zuma will never again have say in appointing NPA boss, court hears

‘Conflicted’ Zuma will never again have say in appointing NPA boss, court hears

Shaun Abrahams is no longer the National Director of Public Prosecutions and President Zuma can't appoint his replacement.

Steinhoff money woes and why you should care

Steinhoff money woes and why you should care

The company lost around R100 billion leaving the JSE reeling in one of the biggest private sector business scandals.

Few retirement funds unaffected by Steinhoff implosion (i.e. you just got had)

Few retirement funds unaffected by Steinhoff implosion (i.e. you just got had)

Your money, and Steinhoff… Bruce Whitfield interviews Certified Financial Planner Peter Calitz.

‘There were clear warning signs at Steinhoff. All of which fund managers missed’

‘There were clear warning signs at Steinhoff. All of which fund managers missed’

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Sygnia Group CEO Magda Wierzycka.

Zille: 40 000 affordable housing units in the pipeline for WC

Zille: 40 000 affordable housing units in the pipeline for WC

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille says the government plays a crucial role in the provision of affordable housing in the province.