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Discrimination against women in SA workplace should be a central focus on Workers Day
CAPE TOWN. – As labour unions embarked on protests on worker’s day, 1st May 2022 to express their dissatisfaction and anger about slave wages, inhumane work conditions and unfair retrenchments, there should be a special focus on gender disparities and how women are treated in the workplace in South Africa. Women-headed households face higher poverty rates […]
Webinar highlights magnitude of SA cyberbullying as public servant received death threats on social media
A red-letter warning about the magnitude of cyberbullying in South Africa, and the acknowledgement by a prominent public servant that she received recent death threats on social media, has highlighted the dire need for law enforcement agencies to deal proactively and aggressively with this scourge, and for the justice system to be a more sufficient […]
Take accountability and be agents of change, says adv Kambula about gender-based violence
South Africans have been encouraged to come together and collaborate against gender-based violence and femicide (GBVF). Advocate Praise Kambula has called on every individual residing in the country to take accountability and be agents of change. Kambula was speaking at a webinar on Wednesday hosted by the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) on localising […]
1000 Women Trust joins 100 Day Challenge; accelerate its women’s economic empowerment initiative
1000 Women Trust, one of the most dynamic women-led NGO’s spearheading the fight to eradicate gender-based violence, has joined the effort by thirteen teams in six provinces that announced their goals towards ending gender-based violence and femicide at municipal level in 100 days. 1000 Women Trust is also stepping up its efforts to enhance the […]
Woman allegedly raped and attacked with a panga – alleged rapist charge woman as activists warn against litigation abuse
PRESS RELEASE ON BEHALF OF 1000 WOMEN TRUST: 22ND APRIL 2022 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Klawer-woman accused of assault by alleged rapist, assailant as alarmed activists warn against litigation abuse A woman from Klawer who was allegedly raped and later attacked with a panga at her home by the rapist and two associates, recently spent a […]
Women Rights violations the central theme of Human Rights Day
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 […]
Screams of girls at tavern in Railton, 168 unattended complaints revealed at #HearMeToo-session
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 […]
Department of communications vow to improve digital literacy rollout, but SA women still disadvantaged
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 […]
1000 Women Trust takes steps to become female-owned energy plant, enhance fight against GBV
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 […]