Selfies to play active role as countdown to 1000 Women Unite luncheon starts

Selfies to play active role as countdown to 1000 Women Unite luncheon starts

Selfies with the words #Enoughisenough written on the palm of their hands and portrayed on the profile page on Facebook, will form part of women-led organizations’ campaign to network and actively mobilize against domestic violence in South Africa as the countdown starts to the flagship women’s event the 1000 Women unite against Domestic initiative on 10th May.

The D-day for the selfies to be portrayed on their profile page in Facebook was Freedom day, 27th April, and the message is meant to be a collective outcry, stating Enough is Enough, Freedom from domestic abuse, Freedom from rape and freedom of speech.

Businesses or individuals were invited to network on social media with their selfies stating #enoughisenough written on the palm of their hands on Freedom day (27th April). One lucky poster will win two lucky tickets to the Cape Town event on 10th May.

Women-led organizations in South Africa estimate that a woman is raped every 26 seconds and that one out of every four women is involved in an abusive relationship. 1000women1voice financially assists women’s shelters and counselling services for those who have suffered abuse and rape.

Karin Schermbrucker, co-founder of the production-company Slingshot media and well-known photographer who work consistently with UNICEF and UN Women, will deliver the keynote address on 10th May.

Elana Afrika-Bredenkamp, currently hosting the kykNET hit show Parlement Parlement, will be the master of ceremonies on 10th May at the 1000Women1Voice lunch.

The 1000 women unite against domestic violence initiative will not only offer inspirational speakers like Schermbrucker and Afrika-Bredenkamp, but there will also be entertaining singers, a goody bag and network opportunities with different women-led organizations.

The 1000 Women Trust is a registered trust and mobilize resources to provide access to knowledge, skills and resources to women-led organization.

During the past year, the 1000 Women Trust invested R1 million in community based women-led organizations that provide support to woman and girls to find their own solutions around gender based violence, rape and abuse.

Tickets for the event on 10th May can still be purchased @ R500 per ticket and by contacting Lynn Joseph on info@1000women.co.za or phone 071 776 4851