1st for Women Foundation
To date, the 1st for Women Foundation has donated over R30 million to women-related causes and charity organisations. The trust has two focus areas: cervical cancer and gender-based violence.
Cervical cancer, despite being preventable and treatable, is responsible for the deaths of many women in South Africa.
It is recognised as a disease of poverty; a result of women failing to access suitable screening and treatment mechanisms.
The Cervical Cancer Programme aims to reduce the incidence of cervical cancer and will support the following programme strategies:
Screening for cervical cancer
Vaccination against HPV
Health promotion through education and awareness.
The Cervical Cancer Programme is currently closed for applications. Please check this page regularly for further updates.
Community-based prevention of gender-based violence (GBV)
Strengthening of services within the criminal justice system
Supporting organisations providing services to survivors of gender-based violence.
The programme welcomes applications from gender organisations that focus primarily on women and which:
Have a national footprint or extend their services into rural areas
Include people with disabilities in their programmes
Include men as partners.
The Gender-based Violence Programme is currently closed for applications. Please check this page regularly for further updates.