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Rachel Kolisi key-note speaker at glittering empowerment networking brunch in Kenilworth on 4th August
Rachel Kolisi, wife of the Springbok captain Siya Kolisi, will be the keynote-speaker at 1000 Women Summit, an empowerment networking brunch, on the 4th August. The glittering 1000 Women Trust-event, hosted in partnership with Pick ‘n Pay at the Pick ‘n Pay head office in Kenilworth, promises to be one of the highlights on Cape Town’s […]
Scale of gender-based violence in Central-Karoo, ignorance of police a worry, says Lottering
The scale of gender-based violence – including rape and physical assaults on women – in the Central Karoo is alarming, said Marinda Lottering, workshop-facilitator of 1000 Women Trust. Lottering said she facilitated work shops and #HearMeToo-sessions in Beaufort-West and Laingsburg at the end of the first week in July and during the past three days. […]
Teacher from girls’ school reaches out to 1000 Women Trust after alarming incidents of cyberbullying
An alarming trend of cyberbullying targeting girls in grade 8 and grade 9 in a girls’ school in the Western Cape has forced a teacher at the school to conduct research in order to formalize a possible program in order for the school to address the scourge. “In the past three months, there were four […]
Justice system failing people of SA – like in the case of Nicoleen Swart
The justice system is failing the people of South Africa, and specifically women and children, badly. If 100 women in this country is subjected to gender-based violence, less than ten will be convicted and spend time behind bars, because of extremely shoddy police work. And if the police does not let the people of South […]
Femicide increased by 70.5 %, a grim statistic about a nation at war with itself
The presentation of the quarterly crime statistics on Friday 3rd June by Bheki Cele, the minister of police, was an incredibly painful day for South Africans, and especially for women and children. Between January and March 2021, there were 4,976 murders reported in South Africa. For the same period this year, that number increased to 6,083, […]
High praise for quality of 1000 Women Trust’s hard-hitting anti-bullying course
The bullying course designed and rolled out by 1000 Women Trust is a trailblazer for South African teachers, parents, learners and communities, which, if implemented in more public schools and in communities in Mzansi, can largely reduce the scourge of bullying in the country. A common theme that emerged from teachers, parents and members of […]
It’s Official
From 7th April 2022, HGG NPO Sustainability Solutions Pty Ltd will be trading under its new nameNPO Sustainability Solutions Pty Ltd.
1000 Women Trust, community activist Jesmien Wapad and Kolomela Mine-group join forces to combat scourge of bullying in Northern Cape
The brutal stoning of a teenager at Blinkklip Secondary school in Posmasburg as well as the assault on her daughter (while in grade seven) at the Catu Primary school prompted the community activist and economic developer Jesmien Wapad to reach out to 1000 Women Trust. The Trust, Wapad and the Kolomela-mine have joined forces to […]
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 […]