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1000 Women Trust devised plans to address alarming trends of cyberbullying
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 […]
Reviewing Beijing-declaration: SA far behind in combating gender-violence
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 […]
Trauma training course a vital companion to address healing of many women in Cape Peninsula
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. […]
1000 Women Trust focuses on sustainability of food kitchens
CAPE TOWN. – 1000 Women Trust’s War against Hunger is continuing unabated, as the organization has embarked on a new campaign to ensure the sustainability of its 45 soup kitchens which feeds 20 000 people per day, said Tina Thiart, founder member of 1000 Women Trust. “It is about the sustainability of food kitchens. We are […]
AB slams absolute male control; endorses campaign to end gender violence
CAPE TOWN. – The magnitude of school-related gender-based violence (gbv) in South Africa underlines the importance of the major national #MakeTime-campaign recently launched by 1000 Women Trust to address gender-based violence perpetrated by boys during their formative years, said Tina Thiart, founder member of 1000 Women Trust. Teachers and principals are important agents who as […]
Legal Consequences of cyber bullying
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CAPE TOWN. – In 2018, the 1000 Women Trust launched #HearMeToo after a successful writing project, Every Scar Tells a Story. This formed part of a greater healing project for survivors of gender-based violence – sharing their stories. It was launched during the 16 Days of Activism. We are inviting all survivors, to share their stories to […]
#MakeTime-campaign to continue
CAPE TOWN. – Late last year, 1000 Women Trust launched a major national campaign urging parents to make a pledge to #MakeTime to speak to their sons to teach them about consent, boundaries, and respect for women – and thereby joining the cause of fighting against the horrific levels of gender-based violence in South Africa. The […]
1000 Women Trust received more donations
CAPE TOWN. – During December 2020, 1000 Women Trust received two more donations to assist with the organization’s daily operations during the 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence. Formfunc, a leader in workstation-optimization, ergonomic furniture design, and manufacture, has donated R10 000 to 1000 Women Trust and its campaign of 16 Days of Activism […]