Welcome to the Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children

IMG 1728The Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children (SBCWC ) is a one-stop centre for women and children who are survivors of abuse.

Our vision is the creation of a safe and secure society and a human rights culture where women and children are empowered to exercise their full rights. 


We provide the following services to women and their children who experience domestic and/or sexual violence:

  • A 24-hour emergency shelter (safe accommodation)
  • Short and medium term residential care
  • Childcare services
  • Counselling, mental health support, legal and economic empowerment services
  • Children's counselling
  • Research in gender-based violence
  • Job Skills training
  • Legal advice