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Women and Girls stand together and speak out!

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One out of every four women in South Africa is in an abusive relationship-Every eight hours a woman in South Africa is murdered by her intimate partner-Every 25 seconds a woman or girl is raped in South Africa.

These shocking statistics are not new to us, because every time we read a newspaper or turn on the television, we are made aware of the escalating level of abuse towards women and girls that takes place in our communities every day. We are calling all South Africans to stand together and speak out! Make Yourself Heard!

Since 2004, WHEAT Trust has organized the “1000 Women to Unite against Domestic Violence and Abuse initiative” that includes Women's Network Opportunities, grantmaking to women-led organisations and a number of grantee workshops. This initiative is worth remembering with 1000 women standing together against domestic violence – Now in 2014 we invite you to join the eights luncheon in Cape Town.

About the Initiative

The flagship event of the 1000 Women United Against Domestic Violence and Abuse initiative is a luncheon which will take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on the 8 May 2014. This exciting event offers inspiring speakers, wonderful entertainment, a great goody bag, and good networking opportunities.

“Being a patron of WHEAT and one of the founding members of the 1000 Women United Against Domestic Violence Initiative, I believe every South African should get involved in this initiative.” Wendy Ackerman, Pick ‘n Pay and Patron of WT.




How can you get involved?

• SMS 1000Women to 4887 (SMS/R10) and donate R10 to support our rapid response fund and by doing so help women to mobilize around rape.

•Donate to the WHEAT Trust and provide funds for grants that support Community projects working with violence against women. Visit www.wheattrust.co.za

•Make sure you are involved…… ask me HOW! Donate your time, services and other resources to WHEAT Trust (giving@wheattrust.co.za )

•Join as an Ambassador, ask 9 friends to join you at your table for the 1000 Women United Against Domestic Violence luncheon. (Book Club, lift club, facebook friends, network or/ and your supper clubs. Special offers to FRIENDS of WHEAT Trust.

•If you are not able to attend, you can sponsor a woman from our communities to attend the flagship event, visit www.wheattrust.co.za and do so today.

Become a significant partner for this prestigious one-of-a-kind event and add your name to the growing number of good citizens and companies that take a stand against domestic violence. Encourage your company to become a partner of the WHEAT Trust. Call Tina on 073 2079 079.

WHEAT Trust is a South African Women’s Fund that promotes a culture of giving to empower grassroots women’s led organisations. Since 1998 WHEAT Trust has been supporting more than 1200 women-led organisations in South Africa.

The Women’s Hope Education and Training Trust envisages a Southern Africa where all women enjoy their human rights and have access to education, training and sustainable incomes, made possible by promoting a culture of giving. NPO Registration:011 385 Public Benefit Org: 930011542

The WHEAT Trust invests in women-led grassroots organisations that facilitate meaningful change in their communities. Funds raised at this event will strengthen women led initiatives across the country that work tirelessly to bring hope, protection and knowledge to women and girls. Visit our website: www.wheattrust.co.za

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