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 […]

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 […]

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. […]