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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 […]
Blog: Healing through a search for justice, education, and friendship
Trigger warning: please note – the following stories contain sensitive material about sexual and dating violence and may cause physiological and psychological symptoms for people with anxiety disorders including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). These are first-hand experiences as told by women affected by gender-based violence. Some stories are unedited and published with their full consent. […]