WE SEE YOU

FEMICIDE IN SOUTH AFRICA NO LONGER IN THE SHADOWS
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The brutal assault Uyinene Mrwetyana suffered at the hands of a post-office employee has shaken South Africa out of its stupor. This shameful crime of rape and murder is but one among waves of violent acts committed against women and children.

DAY IN. DAY OUT. YEAR IN. YEAR OUT. FEW PROVOKE PUBLIC INTEREST.

The assault has triggered a sense of urgency among women – and many men – to put a stop to gender-based violence. In a nationwide groundswell of grief and anger, South Africans are demanding that the staggering frequency of rape and murder be brought down.

Uyinene has woken us up. Her face has become the symbol of the need for change. She stands as a single representative for the many thousands who are not seen.

We see her. We see you. We see all the slain women whose stories go untold. We see the men who perpetrate these crimes. We see the men who call out their brothers who perpetuate a culture of rape. We see the toxic system that allows this grotesque reality to continue.

“As the family, we believe that Uyi has been made a sacrificial lamb.” Uyinene’s uncle, Vuyani Mrwetyana

UYINENE AND THE CRISIS SHE NOW REPRESENTS MUST NEVER BE FORGOTTEN

WE SEE YOU IMAGES

We have created these images for use by anyone who wishes to show solidarity and continue the momentum of the movement*.It demonstrates the shared weight of grief for her loss and those of all the others whose murders have devastated communities.
created by Caitlin Montague and Natasha Liow.
*For non-commercial use only 

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natasha@natashaliow.com