In the early 1990’s, these t-shirts were made for Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust. Established in 1976, it is the oldest organisation in South Africa supporting the recovery of survivors, seeking justice and making change in communities. The rate of sexual violence in South Africa is still among the highest in the world. These t-shirts sent out a message that although misogyny and sexual violence against women were (are!) endemic, women are strong, capable and created supportive, diverse and inclusive communities to fight sexual violence. Along with the t-shirt, South African guitarist Edi Niederlander co-wrote a song called “Strong Women in Africa” which speaks to the endemic reality and resistance to sexual violence by women.
Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust