Innovating to End Sexual and Gender Bases Violence
We are committed to driving meaningful change in the fight against Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV)against African women and girls. We firmly believe survivors deserve a voice and support, even in the face of deep-rooted stigma. In many African communities, social services are scarce, leaving survivors vulnerable and without resources. Fear of losing even limited support often keeps victims silent, perpetuating a culture that stifles progress. We have innovated solutions for under-reporting, social stigma, and awareness gaps to address this. By empowering survivors to share their stories through artistic expression in our Make-Up Artivism exhibition, we aim to shine a light on the impact of stigma and inspire a society that listens, supports, and acts. Our platform allows survivors to tell their stories without the burden of repeated exposure to strangers, breaking the cycle of re-stigmatization. We harness the power of creativity to raise awareness, create empathy, and dismantle the barriers that perpetuate violence and shame. Together, we can build a future where every survivor’s voice is heard, supported, empowered, and GBV is no longer tolerated.