TEARS Foundation Awards
and Acknowledgements

Help at your fingertips

These awards are an affirmation of our hard work and dedication towards the implementation of our  a vision of a South Africa where adults and children are free from sexual violence. We have been doing this since 2012.

The TEARS Foundation has fronted the South African response to sexual violence since 2012. Violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations in South Africa. In fact, 1 in every 3 women has been a victim during their lifetime. This national, women-led organisation, provides services to women – regardless ethnicity, religion, culture or socio-economic background. We invest in gender responsive, trauma-informed services, and partnerships as evidence indicates it to best meet the needs of those surviving physical and sexual violence or abuse. Our unique “Help-at-your-fingertips®” service allows victims 24-hour access to immediate support, and contact with medical care and legal services. As a cellphone-based SMS service, that utilises USSD technology, anyone with a cellphone can use it without incurring data cost or loss of airtime. Please consider making a donation. Your contribution will help us to develop more tools and provide services to more women or girls in need. It could make a real difference in someone’s life.

Gauteng Premiere service excellence Award 2020

MTN Awards for Social Change 2019

Impumelelo Awards 2017

Help at your fingertips was shortlisted in the Impumelelo Awards, and we received the Star Award on the 10th of August 2017.

2016 Gold Stevie Award WINNER

Help-at-your-fingertips®” was announced the 2016 Gold Stevie Award WINNER in the Organization of the Year- Government or non-Profit, 10 or less employee’s category in November 2016. The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are the world’s top honours for female entrepreneurs.

UBS SOCIAL innovators 2016

UBS Social Innovators 2016 – Shortlisted Candidate in EMEA

LifeBoard 2015

LifeBoard was an Outstanding Government Communication Award Finalists in the Communications X-Change Awards in 2015

2014 TT100 Emerging Enterprise Qualifier for “Help-at-your-fingertips®”.

Help at your Fingertips was shortlisted for two National Science & Technology Forum- South32 Awards for 2016/2017.

Fundraising Award 2013

Accenture Awards Certificate 2013

Concept finalist in 2013 for the Accenture Innovation Index and Awards, owing to our “Help-at-your-fingertips®” innovation