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The ‘Hero’ Of Dieplsoot
Brown Lekekela set up Green Door shelter in his backyard to give a place of safety, counselling and referral to victims of GBV in Diepsloot. He runs the shelter single-handedly and has dedicated his life to supporting and achieving justice for survivors of GBV.
“Violence is a learnt behaviour and we believe it can be unlearnt.” – Brown Lekekela
News & Awards
The work that Brown Lekekela does through the shelter has been highlighted in various publications. He has also received recognition for this service in the community.
The Green Door Charity
During COVID-19, The Green Door Charity assisted many families with food, clothing and toiletries, as people were not working due to the virus. We supported our clients with food parcels and toiletries so that they don’t regret their choice to open a case against the perpetrator. Often once the perpetrator is arrested, there will be no food for the survivor, due to there being no income.
Green Door Shelter hopes for a better year in 2021
The founder of Green Door Women’s Shelter in Diepsloot, Brown Lekekela said this year was the most challenging and difficult year for the organisation which provides a safe shelter and support for victims of rape, domestic violence or sexual abuse in the area.
Giraffe Hero of the Month
Brown Lekekela awarded ‘Hero of the Month’ in November for his volunteer work and human rights activism.
Mail & Guardian’s Top 200 Young South Africans
Brown Lekekela announced as one of Mail & Guardian’s top 200 young South Africans in the category of Civil Society.
Sheltering the victims of SA’s second pandemic
It was really challenging as many of the long-term shelters were closed and I had no more space to house these GBV victims, so all I could do was encourage the women to open a case against their abuser at the police station. – Brown Lekekela, Green Door shelter
LeadSA Hero of the Month
Brown Lekekela awarded LeadSA Hero of the Month for January in 2017.