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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 […]

Human Rights Day in SA is also Women Rights Day 

CAPE TOWN. – 21st March 2021 is a public holiday – Human Rights Day – in honour of human rights and to commemorate the horrific Sharpeville massacre in 1960 when 69 people who demonstrated against pass laws were killed by police and 180 others were injured. Yet, while commemorating the Sharpeville massacre on Human Rights Day […]

1000 Women Trust enters into an agreement with Citrusdal-farmer to house victims of gender-violence 

CAPE TOWN. – The NGO 1000 Women Trust has entered into an agreement with a Citrusdal-farmer to utilize a portion of his citrus farm to build second-stage housing for women who are victims of gender-based violence and to embark on an ambitious project to build a training centre on the farm which will serve as […]

1000 Women Trust assist schools, parents with anti-bullying skills after Limpopo-tragedy 

CAPE TOWN. – The NGO 1000 Women Trust has embarked on a campaign to provide teachers and parents with the skills to address bullying in South Africa and has also sent councilors to Limpopo to assist schools with anti-bullying campaigns, said Tina Thiart, founding member of 1000 Women Trust. Bullying in South African schools is […]

The Voiceless 

Freedom of speech, freedom of expression Free for whom? Might I ask? Cause some of us would give our lives to be heard And in the end we do exactly that Yet it never really is enough for the world We can speak, shout and scream all we want But nobody ever really listens We […]

Parents, women raise alarms about “legal rape day” rumours on social media 

CAPE TOWN. – The women-led organisation 1000 Women Trust expressed its outrage, dismay, and vehement opposition against an alleged threat by groups of men on social media that 24th April will be the day on which they will “legally” rape or sexually assault women, which has raised alarms amongst parents, women, and girls. Tina Thiart, director of 1000 […]

Lack of technology, abuse by communities main challenges discussed at #HearMeToo-sessions 

CAPE TOWN. – A lack of basic technology, the total absence of empathetic support by community members, the depiction of men as the head and of the woman as the neck, and the economic dependency of women on men as breadwinners dominated many discussions at the #HearMeToo-sessions of 1000 Women Trust the past month. Late […]

Government, NPO’s must reposition themselves to empower SA women 

CAPE TOWN. – The greatest challenges South African women face with regards to economic empowerment, is the lack of access to capital and opportunities. This problem needs to be solved by a partnership between community-led NPO’s, businesses, and government, said Mishinga Seyuba-Kombo, a specialist in small business entrepreneurship and head of enterprise development at Pick […]

GBV survivors set to help make vegetable farm an economic powerhouse 

CAPE TOWN. – In a ground-breaking initiative that will not only rehabilitate at least 100 survivors of gender-based violence per year but is set to equip them as prospering vegetable farmers in the agricultural heartland of the Sandveld in the Western Cape, the women-led organization 1000 Women Trust is partnering with the Ruben Richards Foundation […]