Strategically using ICTs to amplify voices of silenced groups

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Gallery walk captivates community.....Action step 9

A gallery walk showcasing gender based violence in pictures roared off today at the Creative Centre for Communication and Development offices at Montgomery Community Hall with visitors being intrigued by the portrayal of gender based violence through art.
The 16 pictures on display tell stories about physical, psychological and financial abuse. One of the stories is about Sithabile and Sihle, two beautiful teenage girls who are lured by a Facebook friend, Juma, 30, who invites them to visit the United Kingdom for employment. The two young girls unfortunately end up as sex slaves in Canada where they live a miserable life. The other story is about Andrew who had a long relationship with Lillian. When the two broke up Andrew was not happy and started to use Lillian’s credit cards and bank cards in order to financially ruin her.
Mr Mlilo who was the facilitator said he was pleasantly surprised by the quality of pictures produced by the participants.
The art session was done as part of the activities lined up by the Creative Centre for Communication and Development to commemorate 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence. The Gallery walk will run up December 10.