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Boa Divas donates to SBCWC

February 7, 2016

Thank you to Boa Divas for donating a sum of R8000 to the Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children on Friday 31st October 2014. Boa Divas is a charity organization consisting of 9 women who work hard to uplift others. We appreciate your contribution in making the work that we do possible. Please see

Author donates portion of proceeds from sale of book to Centre

February 7, 2016

Suzanne Franco, author of Exile Child has kindly agreed to donate a portion of the proceeds from the sale of her book to the Saartjie Baartman Centre. Exile Child – The Story Torn from her South African tribe by Dutch settlers, sold as a slave, trapped in a world of debauchery and trickery, humiliated whilst

The healing power of dance

February 7, 2016

Dance has always been a way for people to express themselves. Many use dance for exercise as well. Such is the case with belly dancing, long known for increasing suppleness and toning stomachs. At the Saartjie Baartman Centre, belly dancing is being used to heal, helping women and children who have been abused learn to

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

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