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The Body Shop gives a helping hand

February 7, 2016

The Body Shop International has for the last 10 years run a campaign, Stop Violence in the Home, throughout the world. In South Africa they generously supported the Saartjie Baartman Centre through this campaign. In September 2006, during their international conference in Cape Town, the Body Shop asked if delegates could do anything for the

The Saartjie Baartman Centre on the international stage

February 7, 2016

Since November 2006, the Saartjie Baartman Centre has been presented to three international conferences. At the United Nations In April 2005 the Centre submitted a short report on the work of the Centre for the study on violence against women for the United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women. This led, unexpectedly and with

International visitors

February 7, 2016

Over the years, a number of international visitors have come to the Saartjie Baartman Centre to hear and see what we are doing. It began in July 2003 with a visit from the Princess Royal, Princess Anne, and in September of the same year, the First Lady of Iran, Her Excellency Mrs Zoreh Sadeghee, together

SBC grows a new shelter

February 7, 2016

15 August 2008 Five months ago, our director, Synnøv Skorge, was approached by the provincial Department of Social Development (DSD) with an exciting proposition. A shelter was badly needed in the Worcester area, a large farming community some 100 km from Cape Town. As the SBC had the expertise, would we assist the DSD and

The Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children responds to Julius Malema

February 7, 2016

10 February 2009 After more than a decade of democracy and a constitution that enshrines the rights of each human being in this country, can South Africa still afford leaders who cannot or will not accept every person’s fundamental right to equality, especially to equality of treatment and respect? This is the question we have