Guiding children younger than six to non-violence Words Fanie Heyns If we can inculcate today’s toddlers and teenagers with a belief in non-violent and peaceful behaviour and gender equality, we would gradually change mindsets and contribute to a South Africa free of the scourge of gender-based violence. Teachers are the most important educational resources globally, […]

Ambassadors of 1000 Women Trust to speak as new campaign dawns Words Fanie Heyns CAPE TOWN. The 1000 Women Trust, in collaboration with the global advertising agency TBWA, will soon embark on a new campaign to create national awareness of the pandemic of gender-based violence. It is set to get the nation abuzz on social […]

What land-owners, occupiers need to know about evictions Words Fanie Heyns CAPE TOWN. – 1000 Women Trust has provided in-depth on—line legal training about the rights of the occupants and the landowner in case of evictions from land. In August 2020, a landmark high court decision interdicting the City of Cape Town’s decision to evict […]

War on Hunger continues as 60 % of 1000 Women-kitchens serve meals daily Words Fanie Heyns CAPE TOWN. – The War on Hunger, initiated by 1000 Women Trust, and aptly named the 1000 Women 1000 Warriors initiative, has seen the establishment of 45 community soup kitchens in the Western Cape, where 20 000 people were […]

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+ […]

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 […]