With South Africa plagued by an increase in gender-based violence in 2019, concerns remain rife with regards to the safety of vulnerable women and children. Unfortunately during the silly season the consumption of alcohol soars which in turn leads to violence being inflicted onto women and children. The director at[…]
To mark its 20th year, the Cape Town Big Walk is upping the ante to raise money for the most pressing issue facing South Africa today – gender-based violence. Preparations are now underway for the Mother City’s most popular and longest-running walking event, expected to place on Sunday, 22nd March[…]
After fourteen years of dedication and hard work at the Saartjie Baartman Centre for Abused Women and Children, a Shaheema McLeod is closing the final chapter as director of the NGO. She has been phenomenal in moulding and revitalizing the lives of women and children who has been victims of[…]
The usage of drugs in a relationship creates a toxic web of mental and physical abuse, which can have dangerous consequences. That is the opinion of the Saartjie Baartman Centre, who is raising awareness around the link between intimate partner violence and substance use during Drug Awareness Week. “Eighty percent[…]
As World Mental Health Day was marked on Monday, very little attention was given to victims of domestic abuse who, as a result of their abuse, suffer from depression in isolation. In response to the silence on sufferers of depression, the Saartjie Baartman Centre is calling on Cape Flats communities[…]
The Saartjie Baartman centre for woman and children are preparing to launch a new wing which will be equipped to house women with substance dependency issues who are seeking to escape abusive and violent relationships. According to director Shaheema McLeod, the project was initiated following extensive research. “The current reality[…]
The Saartjie Baartman Centre conducted a panel discussion on Thursday to raise awareness on Child Protection Week, which takes place from the 26th May to the 1st June. The panel included principals from local schools, child counsellors, social workers, a student representative and police in an attempt to discuss issues[…]
The Saartjie Baartman Centre for Abused Woman and Children have expressed their dire concern at the number of increased risk of HIV infection in relation to intimate partner violence. There will be increased awareness of this issue in STI and Condom Week, which runs from the 10th until the 16th[…]
The Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children hosted their annual Air Your Dirty Laundry event on Thursday, which culminated in hundreds of t-shirts with powerful messages speaking out against violence being hung-up on makeshift washing lines. Director Shaheema McLeod told VOC News there has been an increase in domestic violence[…]
Women are losing the battle against gender-based violence with the scourge remaining far too pervasive a problem within South African households, according to the Saartjie Baartman Centre. As South Africa commemorates Women’s Month, new statistics highlight that a massive percentage of the country’s female population continue to face instances of[…]
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