Cherith Sanger

Attorney, Women's Legal Centre

Cherith Sanger grew up in a politically active household, which was rich with debate on human rights issues. Now she dedicates her life to the struggle against gender-based violence. Sanger believes that even though the apartheid system has been abolished, the effects continue to reel through society today. Just because the law has been changed, she says, it doesn't mean that the mindsets have followed suit. Sanger says work done by NGO's such as the Women's Legal Centre is more important now than ever in fostering a culture of human rights consciousness. She works to litigate cases to advance women's rights and produce briefs to assist courts in constitutional cases that concern women's rights and gender equality. � Jane Steinacker

Lunch spot: The Chai Yo, Little, Mowbray, Cape Town