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When mom’s boyfriend is the rapist… 

‘Rapes of girls by boyfriends of mothers part of the grim faces of gender-based violence’   by Fanie Heyns     CAPE TOWN. – One of the grimmest faces of gender-based violence in the Western Cape is the repeated rape of daughters by the boyfriends of their mothers – something that has deeply concerned Labeeba […]

Press Release: War on Hunger 

New phase starts in 1000 Women Trust’s war against hunger Matilda Tsitsi Fakazi, an administrator at 1000 Women Trust and proud War on Hunger Warrior. She started a soup kitchen to feed the children who missed out a meal a school.   CAPE TOWN. – Pot and pans, rice and spice, masks, and keeping your […]

Campaign: #HearMeToo 

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 GBV– sharing their stories. It was launched during the 16 Days of Activism. We are inviting all survivors, to share their stories to heal and help […]

Campaign: Isolated but not alone 

We speak in color Police statistics for the first week of lockdown show that more than 2 300 complaints of gender-based violence were recorded. According to the organisation 1000 Women Trust, this number is 37% higher than the weekly average recorded last year. 1000 Women Trust invests in women-led grassroots initiatives and mobilises women across South Africa […]

Press Release: High Court ruled in favor 

UPDATE: #Victory! Thanks to everyone that signed and supported our campaign to keep our soup kitchens open – #WarOnHunger. The 1000 Women 1 Voice #WON the case against the National Minister Department of DSD regarding directives Soup Kitchens. Last month, the Cape Town High Court ruled in favor of The 1000 Women Trust and the Democratic Alliance that the department of […]

Numbers to know 

The following numbers can save your life.   GBV Command Centre: 0800 428 428 / *120*7867# from any cell phone Persons with disabilities, SMS ‘help’ to 31531 Women Abuse Helpline: 0800 150 150 Child line: 0800 055 555 SAPS Crime Stop: 0860 10111 / SMS Crime Line: 32211 GBVF-related service complaints (SAPS): 0800 333 177/ complaintsnodalpoint@saps.gov.za National AIDS Helpline: 0800 012 322 National […]

Virtual Luncheon 2020 


Press release: Ban on tabacco 

PRESS RELEASE ON BEHALF OF 1000 WOMEN TRUST: 1st May 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ban on tobacco may exacerbate gender-based violence, says 1000 Women Trust CAPE TOWN. – 1000 Women Trust and other South African organizations spearheading the fight against gender-based violence have pleaded with the government to lift the ban on sales of tobacco products […]

Ambassador: Charles Tertiens 

Funny-man serious about GBV Words by Eunice Stoltz   Born to be a performer, Charles Tertiens is a South African comedy magician who with wit, entertains and charms his audiences. Saying, ‘his objective is escapism; to have his audience escape reality, even if for a moment, taking them to a magical world where they laugh […]