The Lady of Peace Community Foundation (LOPECO) promotes peace to end violence against women and girls - builds equal, resilient, and peaceful communities. We are.CONNECTED to over 20 women’s rights organizations in South Africa and over 5 countries around the world experiencing humanitarian crises or conflict. Our members are women and youth-led organizations that work on their communities’ most difficult issues—leading the way to a better and safer future.
It is incredible how one small idea can grow into something truly special. Lady of Peace Community Foundation believes that we all have an inherent responsibility to make a meaningful difference in our community. With a variety of active projects and a large volunteer staff, we harness our skills and resources to achieve our goals successfully.
Since our founding in 2017, we have been humbled to witness how our activities have benefitted our communities and beyond..
Our Mission &
Our Vision: Peace and security forever.
Our Mission: Provide connection, empowerment, advocacy; and support, so that all children, women, and families are peacefully developed.
Our Objective: The primary objective of LOPECO is to contribute to the healing of all communities including, disadvantaged communities through sustainable development programmes, which are peace and security promoting and improving social cohesion.
It is so easy to fall into a pattern of apathy as we go through our lives. Our organization was born out of a commitment to stop passing over the real issues of society, and deal with them head-on. We have set out to aid those who need it most. Lady of Peace Community Foundation is here to help, and we believe that change is possible when we put our hearts and minds into it.
Orange Your World
Anti-Bullying Campaign in Tembisa
Close to 4,000 learners reached in 2023
Dedicated efforts towards fostering a bully-free environment
Over 350 participants engaged in dialogues across 3 provinces in South Africa
Building bridges for peace and understanding
Almost 140 participants contributed to promoting a culture of peace
Empowering individuals with the knowledge to create a harmonious society
Orange Your Day Campaign
100 learners actively participated in spreading positivity
A vibrant initiative to bring joy and unity
PEACEKONA™ Online Chatroom
Involvement from more than 10 countries outside South Africa creating a global network for peace discussions outreach and engagement through social media reach . Over 10,000 people reached through various social media platforms
community radio station interviews.
Broadcasting the foundation's commitment to positive change.
Our intention to build peace is fundamentally premised on programs and interventions that are designed to end violence against women and children. These focus areas sharpen and grow the need to accelerate the generation equality dream we would like to achieve by 2030.
Global , Local Policy Action
Gender-Based Peace and Security Promotion through bridging the gap between globally influenced national policies and local action within communities.
Lifting the voices of local women leaders by bringing them to national and global forums, so they can speak directly to policymakers, advocate for the rights of women and girls, and inform and influence better and safer policies.
We create ongoing relatable structures that people in the community, government and others can .CONNECT with when disputes arise.
#Peace-Leader-Learner: We help young women and girls living in places in crisis reach their full potential through education, leadership and peacebuilding training, and economic opportunities.
Generation Equality Peacebuilding Network platform; an environment that focuses on teaching, informing, encouraging even knowledge giving on ending violence against women and girls; on a weekly basis; in local communities and beyond.