CAPE TOWN. – The greatest challenges South African women face with regards to economic empowerment, is the lack of access to capital and opportunities. This problem needs to be solved by a partnership between community-led NPO’s, businesses, and government, said Mishinga Seyuba-Kombo, a specialist in small business entrepreneurship and head of enterprise development at Pick […]

CAPE TOWN. – A lack of basic technology, the total absence of empathetic support by community members, the depiction of men as the head and of the woman as the neck, and the economic dependency of women on men as breadwinners dominated many discussions at the #HearMeToo-sessions of 1000 Women Trust the past month. Late […]

CAPE TOWN. – The women-led organisation 1000 Women Trust expressed its outrage, dismay, and vehement opposition against an alleged threat by groups of men on social media that 24th April will be the day on which they will “legally” rape or sexually assault women, which has raised alarms amongst parents, women, and girls. Tina Thiart, director of 1000 […]

CAPE TOWN. – The NGO 1000 Women Trust has embarked on a campaign to provide teachers and parents with the skills to address bullying in South Africa and has also sent councilors to Limpopo to assist schools with anti-bullying campaigns, said Tina Thiart, founding member of 1000 Women Trust. Bullying in South African schools is […]

CAPE TOWN. – The NGO 1000 Women Trust has entered into an agreement with a Citrusdal-farmer to utilize a portion of his citrus farm to build second-stage housing for women who are victims of gender-based violence and to embark on an ambitious project to build a training centre on the farm which will serve as […]

CAPE TOWN. – 21st March 2021 is a public holiday – Human Rights Day – in honour of human rights and to commemorate the horrific Sharpeville massacre in 1960 when 69 people who demonstrated against pass laws were killed by police and 180 others were injured. Yet, while commemorating the Sharpeville massacre on Human Rights Day […]

CAPE TOWN. – The results of a survey conducted in February 2021 by a digital identity, privacy, and social media protection company, Digiumune, revealed that 51.5% of the 200 parents who took part in the survey, had been cyberbullied.  It means that cyberbullying is rife in South Africa, reported TimeLive (10th March 2021). The survey found […]

CAPE TOWN. – Twenty six years ago, 17000 delegates representing 188 countries met in the Chinese capital, Beijing at the landmark Fourth UN World Conference on Women.  Among them was a delegation from South Africa. The adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action changed the trajectory for the empowerment of women worldwide. South […]

CAPE TOWN. – The trauma training course of 1000 Women Trust on WhatsApp and person-to-person have become catalysts for the healing of several women and girls in many communities across the Cape Peninsula and the West Coast. This is the anecdotal witness of community leaders interviewed by 1000 Women Trust on the Trauma training course. […]