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#WednesdayWebinars Legal: Evictions 

What land-owners, occupiers need to know about evictions Words Fanie Heyns CAPE TOWN. – 1000 Women Trust has provided in-depth on—line legal training about the rights of the occupants and the landowner in case of evictions from land. In August 2020, a landmark high court decision interdicting the City of Cape Town’s decision to evict […]

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 […]

#WednesdayWebinars Legal: Child Maintenance Act & Maintenance Court 

Talking to Boys: 1 to 6 

Guiding children younger than six to non-violence Words Fanie Heyns If we can inculcate today’s toddlers and teenagers with a belief in non-violent and peaceful behaviour and gender equality, we would gradually change mindsets and contribute to a South Africa free of the scourge of gender-based violence. Teachers are the most important educational resources globally, […]

Talking to boys ages 1-6 

Words Maret Lesch Young Children ages 1-6: CARE Motivate your child to care for, and respect, both boys and girls. Create a caring attitude in your child by using everyday examples; when nursing the garden, or interacting with the family pet, or playing with toys. Show your child how he/she can help in taking care […]


Human trafficking in South Africa is an alarming trend with grave consequences Words: Fanie Heyns CAPE TOWN. – Less than 1 % of South Africans who are victims of human trafficking, are ever rescued – a red-letter warning to people to be vigilant, pro-active and aware. Sharna Fernandez, Western Cape Minister of Social Development, in […]

Saldanha suffers – no food-security 

Gender-based violence, lack of food-security are rife in Saldanha, says community leader Words: Fanie Heyns CAPE TOWN. –  A lack of food-security which has affected thousands of households in Saldanha, and gender-based violence to which especially children in the region has been subjected, are two of the main challenges which   often face. Samuels, who attended […]

In the news: #TalkingToBoys 

Thanks for the amazing coverage Cape Argus!   https://www.iol.co.za/capeargus/news/talkingtoboys-seeks-to-educate-young-boys-about-the-importance-of-consent-6a039d54-84fd-4823-b1c9-9da9b66d99ed   #TalkingToBoys seeks to educate young boys about the importance of consent By Mthuthuzeli Ntseku  21h ago Cape Town – To mark Human Trafficking Awareness Week the 1 000 Women, 1 Voice campaign is embarking on a #TalkingToBoys journey with a series of different topics aimed at […]

Boys 7 to 11 – they see, they do! 

AB de Villiers talks about teaching seven-year-olds how to become non-violent citizens of SA Words Fanie Heyns CAPE TOWN. – One of South Africa’s greatest sporting icons and an ambassador of 1000 Women Trust, AB de Villiers, has joined the fight against gender-based violence and has encouraged the fathers and mothers of the nation to […]