Since 2004, WHEAT Trust has organized the “1000 Women to Unite against Domestic Violence and Abuse initiative” that includes a fundraising event, 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 2013 your are invited to join the seventh luncheon in Cape Town.

Women and Girls stand together and speak out!


·         One out of every four women in South Africa is in an abusive relationship.

·         Every six days 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…..


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 16 May 2013. 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.


§  Donate to the WHEAT Trust and provide funds for grants that support Community projects working with violence against women. Visit

§  Make sure you are involved…… ask me HOW!  Donate your time, services and other resources to WHEAT Trust ( )

§  Join as a Table Captain, 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.)

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


16 May 2013 – 1000 Women united against domestic violence Cape Town.

Donate R10 sms 1000W to 38774 (SMS/R10) to support the Rapid Response Fund

Tina Thiart

WHEAT Trust: Special Projects

Phone: 0732079079




“A culture of giving is one where people care about each other and know that their own wellbeing is inextricably linked to the well-being of others”  WHEAT Trust founding statement 9th August 1998, Cape Town.