The national lockdown has placed a spotlight on those who are vulnerable to domestic abuse and gender-based violence in South Africa.
In response to this, South Africans Lee-Anne Germanos and Leanne Berger have founded and launched a website called The Embrace Project.
Here is just some of the art that is now available to buy! www.theembraceproject.comPosted by The Embrace Project on Saturday, 13 June 2020
“This will be an online platform through which we sell art to raise funds for established grassroots organisations that are combatting gender-based violence, and supporting victims and those affected,” says Germanos, a non-practicing attorney and legal researcher into gender-based violence and the criminal justice system.
The Embrace Project is driven by the idea that “change starts at home”.
It aims to create awareness about the causes and prevalence of gender-based violence to help equip people with the knowledge needed to combat this form of violence which has become a scourge in South Africa.
We are making noise and gathering together because we have to be heard. . . #southafricancreatives #endgbv #aminext #stopfemicide #iamher #hearus #southafricanwomen #southafricanmenPosted by The Embrace Project on Sunday, 14 June 2020
Artworks and jewellery have been donated by South African artists and creatives, and these have been showcased online at www.theembraceproject.com since June 12.
The public can help the team to “creatively combat” gender-based violence by visiting the site and buying a piece of jewellery or art.
All proceeds go to organisations such as FightBack SA and PASSOP, which gender-based violence in communities.
You can also follow the initiative @theembraceprojectza.