Protesting For Violence Against Women & Children In South Africa

#AmINext, 2019

#AmINext, 2019

Enough is Enough

On Thursday 5th September 2019, a sea of #EnoughisEnough posters, and bold signs calling at Ramaphosa’s lack of input into South Africa’s most recent epidemic: the rape and murder of women and children were held high. For a long time, South Africa has struggled to fix its long affected negative image, and it appears yet again, not enough is being down to change it. This is why over 20,000 people marched to parliament in Cape Town last Thursday (along with the many other South African’s taking a stand worldwide).

Hands Off Our Women, 2019

Hands Off Our Women, 2019

Women’s Month

In August, more affectionately known as Women’s Month in South Africa, became anything but that. 14 high profile cases of rape and murders against innocent women and children made national news , despite the weak attempt of a celebration of South Africa’s women, and let us not forget the hundreds who did not make it to press. One case in particular struck the nation: Uyinene Mrwetyana. A first year student at the University of Cape Town who went missing on a Saturday afternoon, resulting in a social media hashtag raising awareness to go viral: #bringnenehome

Justice For Nene, 2019

Justice For Nene, 2019

SA Shutdown

With the likes of Siv Ngesi putting himself forward using the notion of a national shutdown, now known as, #SAShutdown, he called for the nation to stand together against the violence towards women and children. The nation held hope that Nene would return home safe and sound, however, like many others, her story broke our hearts. While we leave her to rest in power, her story propelled South Africa to stand up for Nene and so many others lives taken too soon.

Is There Nowhere Else You Should Be, Cap’t?, 2019

Is There Nowhere Else You Should Be, Cap’t?, 2019

Keep It Going

In the last week, protests have appeared countrywide, as well as in the UK, North America and as far as Thailand, where South African expats joined the fight. The question is, how much will change now?

“The same reason men are afraid to go to jail is the very reason us women are scared to walk the streets every single day.”

As per the constitution of South Africa, the death penalty cannot come back, so is chemical castration the correct alternative?

Share this with your friends, family and networks - as a nation we NEED to keep the conversation flowing and keep the fight going. What’s your verdict?

Real Men Don’t Rape, 2019

Real Men Don’t Rape, 2019

These images were taken in Cape Town, South Africa on Thursday 5th September 2019 at the Parliament protest where President Cyril Ramaphosa made his speech. for the full album, please click here