WE SEE YOU
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.