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Caster Semenya and gender discrimination

January 29, 2016

Together with many other women’s and human rights activists and organisations, the Saartjie Baartman Centre has added its name and support to a letter written to the press about the way 800m gold medal winner Caster Semenya has been treated by the athletics community and in the media: Caster Semenya and Gender Discrimination – the

The Saartjie Baartman Centre turns 10 years old

January 28, 2016

2009 was an important year in the history of the Saartjie Baartman Centre, as we celebrated our 10th anniversary – 10 years of challenges, amazing growth and wonderful rewards. “The 10 year existence of the Centre has been a story of courage, tenacity and the unrelenting conviction in our right to live free of abuse,

Keep Saartjie Baartman Centre Open – A Call To Action

January 28, 2016

The Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children faces closure. Please view the the video clip below by clicking on the link for more on this and to find out how you can help to make a difference in the lives of these women and children.

Saartjie Baartman Centre faces closure

January 28, 2016

Press release The Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children in Manenberg, Cape Town has a local and international reputation as one of the finest one-stop centres to provide free shelter, legal and counselling services, job-training programmes and other resources to abused women and their children. As one of the shelter residents says, “The Centre

Keeping our doors open

January 28, 2016

Thanks to your generous support, the Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children’s  doors have remained open to serve women and children who are survivors of domestic abuse. We are delighted by the response. Although there is always a need for funding to ensure that we are able to continue our much-needed work with survivors

Scholarship for virgins

January 28, 2016

Scholarship for virgins is ‘preposterous and archaic’ – women’s rights centre (NEWS 24) 26 January, 03:11 PM Women’s rights activists across the globe have criticised SA municipality, uThekela, for offering scholarships to virgins. We speak to Shaheema McLeod, director at the Saartjie Baartman Centre, about what these scholarships say about human rights in South Africa.

16 Days of Activism against violence

January 22, 2016

The 16 Days of Activism against Women and Child Violence has been a very busy period for the Saartjie Baartman Centre. It is always good to see that whilst we are involved in various activities speaking out against violence, many enjoy coming to our Centre to honour and to assist our residents, to encourage them