Announcing the best technology-based solutions to tackle gender-based violence Words: Fanie Heyns Johannesburg, South Africa – 26 October 2020: Microsoft South Africa is proud to announce the winners of the Safe@Home Hackathon to address gender-based violence in South Africa. The winners, Combat against GBV, developed a fit-for-purpose, technology-based solution designed to protect vulnerable women and […]

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Teenage years can be challenging, help them understand themselves by using these tips: Words: Maret Lesch   *Self-image Affirmation is important. Tell your teen every day how proud you are of them. Tell them what you like about them. Compliment them about their talents, appearance and good work at school and home. and when they […]

Fathers of teens must teach them about consent and respect for someone else’s body Words: Fanie Heyns CAPE TOWN. – Talking to teenage boys and girls about the importance of consent is one of the most crucial aspects of teaching them to say no to gender-based violence and becoming peaceful and non-violent citizens of South […]

Words Maret Lesch Older Children Ages 7-11: Your body Talk about different body shapes and that every person’s body is worthy and perfect. It is okay if your body is different than those of your friends. Remind them to respect someone else’s body and not to make fun of other people. Encourage conversations where you […]

AB de Villiers talks about teaching seven-year-olds how to become non-violent citizens of SA Words Fanie Heyns CAPE TOWN. – One of South Africa’s greatest sporting icons and an ambassador of 1000 Women Trust, AB de Villiers, has joined the fight against gender-based violence and has encouraged the fathers and mothers of the nation to […]

Thanks for the amazing coverage Cape Argus!   https://www.iol.co.za/capeargus/news/talkingtoboys-seeks-to-educate-young-boys-about-the-importance-of-consent-6a039d54-84fd-4823-b1c9-9da9b66d99ed   #TalkingToBoys seeks to educate young boys about the importance of consent By Mthuthuzeli Ntseku  21h ago Cape Town – To mark Human Trafficking Awareness Week the 1 000 Women, 1 Voice campaign is embarking on a #TalkingToBoys journey with a series of different topics aimed at […]

Wehr warns against the ever present danger of a second COVID 19-wave returning to the Cape Words: Fanie Heyns   CAPE TOWN. –  Leoni Wehr, porter at the Khayelitsha District Hospital, has seen and experienced it all. She suffered from domestic abuse during her marriage, tested positive for COVID-19 and then went through isolation and […]

Gender-based violence, lack of food-security are rife in Saldanha, says community leader Words: Fanie Heyns CAPE TOWN. –  A lack of food-security which has affected thousands of households in Saldanha, and gender-based violence to which especially children in the region has been subjected, are two of the main challenges which   often face. Samuels, who attended […]

Human trafficking in South Africa is an alarming trend with grave consequences Words: Fanie Heyns CAPE TOWN. – Less than 1 % of South Africans who are victims of human trafficking, are ever rescued – a red-letter warning to people to be vigilant, pro-active and aware. Sharna Fernandez, Western Cape Minister of Social Development, in […]