51 Shades of Basadi

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Four days ago was Botswana’s 51st year of Independence and to celebrate it I’ve created a new photographic album to commemorate the women of Botswana.

This year I wanted to create something that was centered around sex-based violence. This is a very emotional album and I do not want to get into why I felt so compelled to do this so I will leave you with this: According to unwomen.org it is estimated that 35 per cent of women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or sexual violence by a non-partner at some point in their lives. However, some national studies show that up to 70 per cent of women have experienced physical and/or sexual violence from an intimate partner in their lifetime. These figures are awful. As someone with such a platform I feel that I need to bring to your attention the heinous reality suffered by women on daily basises. Enough is enough!

I dedicate this album to every single mother, daughter, sister, aunt and grandmother out there. My heart is with you and I urge you to be strong, courageous and resilient.

May the red represent the blood and may the women represent the fight.

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Thank you for visiting. Take care and stay blessed. Xx

 

 

 

 

 

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