My name is Saffiera Breidel and i am currently based and working as a foreigner in South Africa since 2008. I got myself a job here a few years back but a lot has changed over the years of recent a lot of Xenophobic attacks and currently we are facing this again if that is not enough violence against women or they are being raped kids being kidnapped is just horrible public safety is not guaranteed. I am originally from Suriname and as a women i fear for my own safety and cannot go to certain places in Johannesburg or even coming to work is a risk.
I want to move out of the country as i belief that South Africa is going into a direction South Africa overall has a travel advisory with a recommendation to exercise a high degree of caution due to the level of serious crime.In 2017/8, 2 930 adult women murdered. It has been widely shared online that a woman is murdered every four hours in South Africa. That statistic was correct between April and December 2016. According to the most recent data from 2017/18, a woman is murdered every three hours in South Africa.
In a report on gender-related killing of women and girls, the UN agency says "the conventional understanding conveys the idea that hate crimes against women are perpetrated by men simply because of the gender roles assigned to women".This is a similar definition used by South Africa's statistical agency, Stats SA: "The intentional killing of females [women or girls] because they are females."
South Africa is facing a backlash after rioters in and around Johannesburg targeted immigrants from other African countries this week, torching their shops and leading to at least 10 deaths. Now, angry citizens and governments across the continent are lashing out at South Africa and its businesses, denouncing what they call “xenophobia.”
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With ALL of this being said i belief for me i personally do not feel safe anymore and need some help i got myself a job in another country (Hungary) and i have some savings but need some extra funds.
I need money to rent a place and in Hungary 2 months deposit is required including the first months rental and some money for shipping of my household goods which is very costly.
Any contribution towards my goal I highly appreciated.