This year, a seismic shift took place in South Africa. Marches, memorandums and hashtags finally mobilised government to declare violence against women a national crisis.
During the national 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign, 1st for Women Insurance will shine a light on women abuse by projecting 15 haunting tributes to victims of brutal murders, rapes and femicides on to very dark places – the actual locations of these crimes.
The first projection was filmed in Faerie Glen, Pretoria. It pays tribute to Chanelle Henning, a young mother who was murdered in November 2011. Future projections will pay tribute to victims including Hannah Cornelius who was raped and murdered near Stellenbosch, Clarissa Lindoor who was murdered in Stellenbosch, Courtney Pieters who was raped and murdered – her body found in Epping Industria, Cape Town and Janika Mello who was raped and murdered in Heinz Park, Cape Town, among others. On the 16th Day, 10 December 2019, the full length video will be projected onto the side of a well-known landmark in Johannesburg. The tribute will also be broadcast live on social media.
To tell us more about the initiative, we’re joined on the line by Marketing Manager at 1st for Women, Casey Rousseau…
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