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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. […]

Finding technology-based solutions to tackle GBV 

Microsoft SA is calling all hackers to join The Safe@Home Hackathon Microsoft South Africa, together with leading gender-based violence NPO partners, 1000 Women Trust and TEARS Foundation, have launched the Safe@Home Hackathon to address gender-based violence in South Africa. The virtual hackathon, which will run from 22 September to 19 October, invites the South African developer community to […]

Friends of the Trust 

Do you want to make a difference? The 1000 Women Trust invites you to partner with us by becoming a Friend of the Trust. You can easily become a friend by contributing your time, skills, or knowledge to our various projects/initiatives from advocacy, training, writing, and sharing the work 1000 Women Trust do. Here are some […]

Ambassador: Suzanne Ackerman-Berman 

Tolerant Suzanne pays it forward   Words Fanie Heyns   Suzanne Ackerman-Berman is an executive director of the Pick ‘n Pay board and an ambassador of 1000 Women Trust. Whilst a student at UCT, she was the first woman to chair the University Students Fund raising Rag committee and was elected vice-chair of SHAWCO. After […]

Press Release: Men and GBV 

Habana warns about toxic masculinity in fight against gender-based violence   CAPE TOWN. – Three iconic South African sport stars, Bryan Habana, AB de Villiers and Kermit Erasmus, joined a webinar hosted by 1000 Women Trust in collaboration with Pick ‘n Pay yesterday, in calling for all South Africans – men and women – to […]

Press release: Support from Social Development 

MEDIA RELEASE BY Sharna Fernandez WESTERN CAPE MINISTER OF Social Development Date: 10 August 2020 Release: Immediate Women’s Day: Minister Fernandez hosts Conversations with COVID-19/GBV Survivors Against the backdrop of Women’s Day commemorated on Sunday, 9 August 2020, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, hosted a Webinar with the 1000 Women Trust […]

GBV: Diversity and Inclusion 

Inability to embrace diversity at the heart of violence against LGBTQIA+ community’ Words Fanie Heyns   CAPE TOWN. – The lack of inclusivity in South African society and the inability to embrace diversity, along with other multiple socio-economic factors, have led to the widespread acceptance of violence in society against differently-abled persons and the LGBTQIA+ […]

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 […]

War on Hunger: Thank you Volunteers 

War on Hunger continues as 60 % of 1000 Women-kitchens serve meals daily Words Fanie Heyns CAPE TOWN. – The War on Hunger, initiated by 1000 Women Trust, and aptly named the 1000 Women 1000 Warriors initiative, has seen the establishment of 45 community soup kitchens in the Western Cape, where 20 000 people were […]