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Ihata Shelter

It started out as the only Islamic Shelter for Abused Women in the entire Western Cape.
IHATA receives no government or corporate funding and graciously survives on public donations, selling their organically grown herbs & vegetables and from the sale of second-hand items from our community shop.


Our mission is to help all women affected by domestic violence who seek sanctuary by providing a caring, clean and safe shelter with accommodation up to 6 months. At the Ihata Shelter, women are allowed space and time to plan their lives forward through services geared towards empowerment, improved self-respect, independence and recovery, ending with successful community re-integration.


Our vision is to assist all women, from all walks of life who are abused or challenged by difficult life circumstances. We want to be a well-governed and self-sufficient organization assisting with building an improved society free of gender-based violence, showing daily respect for the dignity and honour of all and render effective sheltering empowerment programs to domestic violence victims.