The Digital Journalist
© Peter Bendheim
Women in the New South Africa 2: Violence Against Women

Painted T-Shirts at a Women's Day event call for an end to domestic violence in South Africa. Symbolically, a woman stands anonymously behind a T-Shirt, reflecting the nature of domestic violence, in the sense that most of its victims are hidden from sight and fear coming forward to speak out. Rape and domestic violence are big issues in South African society, which has been both traditionally and culturally male-dominated.