Their mission is to advocate, mobilize and educate for a society free of violence against womxn and children. Their vision is to create agency through feminism. Their organizing principles are Democratic participation; Equity of entitlement; Multi-stakeholder collaboration; Diversity and inclusion; Empowerment; Ubuntu; Community based education. The Black Womxn Caucus is non-partisan movement that was established on 18 May 2017. The movement was formed in response to the prevalence of Gender Based Violence and Femicide (GBV) against women (including the LGBTQIA+ and differently abled community – therefore they use womxn with an x) and children in South Africa. Consequently, GBVF is part of their organizing as a movement for womxn who are survivors and potential victims of GBVF. They advocate for thorough intervention strategies of GBVF as it manifests in economic, political, social, physical, geographical, and psychological ways which reinforce a system that promotes violence against womxn and children.
“BWC built a movement with over 200 women across its main organizational structures in organizing against GBV. Black Women Caucus (BWC) is a founding member of the organized #TotalShutDown March against GBV and Femicide which led to the Presidential Summit against Gender Based Violence. BWC led the #SandtonShutdwon march at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) to submit a memorandum to the private sector to fund the fight against GBV. BWC operates the #CrisisOfCare WhatsApp Helpline that provides free accessible emotional and support services to service-users for the duration of COVID-19. Black Girls In Caucus (BGC): Through popular feminist education run in high schools BGC has run a successful #MakeOurSchoolsSafe campaign focusing on addressing prevalent forms of violence at schools Bereka Mosadi (Working Women): The #BerekaMosadi food distribution project provided food for 120 families across four communities during the national lockdown because of COVID-19.