Operation Bobbi Bear, Durban, South Africa
Bobbi Bear works on behalf of children who have been sexually abused, to minimize their risk of HIV infection at the point of rescue, ensure their health and wellbeing, and bring their perpetrators to justice.
Driven by the passion and fearlessness of its staff, most of whom are survivors of abuse themselves, Bobbi Bear deals with the unthinkable every day to bring an end to the exploitation of vulnerable children. Its rescue, outreach, and awareness-raising programs deliver a multi-pronged approach to fighting the issue of abuse. Recently, Bobbi Bear has expanded to new communities, holding training and awareness-raising events, and increasing dialogue concerning the rights of children in South African courts.
Children reached in schools and communities
Court appearances in support of abused children
Rape survivors given post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP)