Human Rights Day in South Africa is historically linked with 21st March 1960 and the events of Sharpeville. On that day, 69 people died and 180 were wounded when police fired on a peaceful crowd that had gathered in protest against the Pass laws. This day marked an affirmation by ordinary people, rising in unison to […]

Reports of young girls raped and sexually abused at the Machocks-tavern in Railton, a suburb of Swellendam in the Overberg-district of the Western Cape, and 168 complaints lodged at the police station by one women over a period of more than a decade that was not attended to – these were all part of the […]

CAPE TOWN. –  Gender equality for a sustainable future is the theme of International Women’s Day in March 2022 and was also discussed at the women’s day dialogue hosted by the department of communication and digital technologies, where Tina Thiart, director of 1000 Women Trust, delivered one of the keynote-addresses. The South African government is […]

CAPE TOWN. – 1000 Women Trust, a major role-player in the fight against gender-based violence, has taken a giant step towards becoming a first female owned and run, locally constructed energy plant in the Western Cape, which will enhance its capacity to combat femicide and abuse in the country. If its bid to become an […]