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Early Christmas present for 1000 Women Trust
CAPE TOWN. – An early Christmas present for 1000 Women Trust in the form of four containers donated by Wartsila in Cape Town will significantly improve the service delivery by several of 1000 Women Trust’s 45 soup kitchens, while also assisting The Grant.Net to sort, unpack and recycle computers to service several NGO’s in the […]
Community Project – Labeeba Stanley community leader
Community Project – Labeeba Stanley community leader Cape Town, 5 December 2020 – Labeeba Stanley is a committed community leader, soup kitchen- and vegetable garden coordinator for the community in Kraaifontein and Scottsdene and has witnessed first-hand the desperation of hundreds of male and female youth who have been subjected to domestic violence. Her vision and […]
Community Project – NGO Youth4ChangeGlobal
Community Project – NGO Youth4ChangeGlobal Cape Town, 5 December 2020 – Hate crimes committed against lesbians and gay men have been commonplace in Manenberg, and gangs like Hard Livings and the Americans have been instrumental in assaulting the gay men and lesbians, leaving a trail of blood and pain behind them, warned Leslie van Rooyen, […]
I Dare To Dream – Andrè Schwartz & Yvonne Chaka Chaka 
I Dare to Dream – Andrè Schwartz & Yvonne Chaka Chaka  Cape Town, 28 November 2020 –
16 Days of Activism 25th Nov – 10th Dec
16 Days of Activism 25th Nov – 10th Dec Cape Town, 25 November 2020 – Violence in our society is often the symptom of deeper social problems. Enduring violence and abuse is the reality of many South Africans which together, we can change by standing up and speaking out, especially for women and children. The […]
#MakeTime to teach our sons that crimes against women are unacceptable
South Africans urged to #MakeTime to teach our sons that crimes against women and children are unacceptable Johannesburg, 18 November 2020 – Already recognised as having one of the highest rates of rape and domestic violence in the world, according to the South Africa 2020 Crime & Safety Report, the frequency at which women in […]
Talking to Boys Teens
Teenage years can be challenging, help them understand themselves by using these tips: Words: Maret Lesch   *Self-image Affirmation is important. Tell your teen every day how proud you are of them. Tell them what you like about them. Compliment them about their talents, appearance and good work at school and home. and when they […]
New campaign launching soon…
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 […]
When it feels like you are standing alone
When it feels like you are standing alone Words: Elize Parker Louise Pietersen, a 31-year old mom of two of Wellington, today finds peace and emotional relief in the counselling work that she does as a trauma and writing councillor for 1000 Women Trust and Hope Prison Ministry as well as her own Arise Women […]