Inability to embrace diversity at the heart of violence against LGBTQIA+ community’ Words Fanie Heyns   CAPE TOWN. – The lack of inclusivity in South African society and the inability to embrace diversity, along with other multiple socio-economic factors, have led to the widespread acceptance of violence in society against differently-abled persons and the LGBTQIA+ […]

Habana warns about toxic masculinity in fight against gender-based violence   CAPE TOWN. – Three iconic South African sport stars, Bryan Habana, AB de Villiers and Kermit Erasmus, joined a webinar hosted by 1000 Women Trust in collaboration with Pick ‘n Pay yesterday, in calling for all South Africans – men and women – to […]

Tolerant Suzanne pays it forward   Words Fanie Heyns   Suzanne Ackerman-Berman is an executive director of the Pick ‘n Pay board and an ambassador of 1000 Women Trust. Whilst a student at UCT, she was the first woman to chair the University Students Fund raising Rag committee and was elected vice-chair of SHAWCO. After […]

Do you want to make a difference? The 1000 Women Trust invites you to partner with us by becoming a Friend of the Trust. You can easily become a friend by contributing your time, skills, or knowledge to our various projects/initiatives from advocacy, training, writing, and sharing the work 1000 Women Trust do. Here are some […]

Microsoft SA is calling all hackers to join The Safe@Home Hackathon Microsoft South Africa, together with leading gender-based violence NPO partners, 1000 Women Trust and TEARS Foundation, have launched the Safe@Home Hackathon to address gender-based violence in South Africa. The virtual hackathon, which will run from 22 September to 19 October, invites the South African developer community to […]

MEDIA RELEASE BY Sharna Fernandez WESTERN CAPE MINISTER OF Social Development Date: 10 August 2020 Release: Immediate Women’s Day: Minister Fernandez hosts Conversations with COVID-19/GBV Survivors Against the backdrop of Women’s Day commemorated on Sunday, 9 August 2020, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, hosted a Webinar with the 1000 Women Trust […]

We need our woman to share their COVID-19 stories with someone that can respond with empathy, understanding and a willingness to listen. Someone that will not shame them but help them through. Lets Unite against Covid-19 like we unite against GBV. As women we must allow each other to safely speak up and speak out. […]

Behind the scenes for #HearMeToo For our 1000Women photo exhibition a number of years ago, we spent the day photographing 20 brave ladies. We listened to their stories. We were humbled, inspired and ultimately changed by what we heard. But what stood out most on the day was their unbelievable courage and ability to survive […]

In 2018 the 1000 Women Trust launched #HearMeToo after a successful writing project, Every Scar Tells A Story. This formed part of a greater healing project for survivors of GBV– sharing their stories. It was launched during the 16 Days of Activism. We are inviting all survivors, to share their stories to heal and help […]

Trigger warning: please note – the following stories contain sensitive material about sexual and dating violence and may cause physiological and psychological symptoms for people with anxiety disorders including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). These are first-hand experiences as told by women affected by gender-based violence. Some stories are unedited and published with their full consent. […]