The Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children (SBCWC) was established in response to high rates of violence against women and children on the Cape Flats near Cape Town. We provide essential, cost-free services 365 days a year to abused women and children employing a comprehensive range of services for the effective treatment and prevention of violence against women and children. The vision of the SBCWC is the creation of a safe and secure society within a human rights culture, where women and children are empowered and live in a violence-free society.
The project is aimed at breaking social norms surrounding GBV issues where women are regarded as subjects of violence and cannot be leaders or hold top jobs. Both men and women should be educated on issues affecting women and girls in the societies we live in. Women and girls should understand the value and role they play in achieving sustainable development. Men and boys are supposed to see women and girls the same way they see themselves.