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I Am Woman Photo Exhibition 

The ‘I am Woman’ photo exhibition, prepared by Adebayo Okeowo, Advocacy Coordinator of the Centre, accompanied the event, and was designed to promote women’s strength, audacity, resilience and courage through visuals. Adebayo discussed the importance of the role of men in uplifting and amplifying the voices of women, and reminded participants to either join the movement to press for progress for gender equality or step aside. The photo exhibit captured the spirit and character of women from across Africa, with each photo accompanied by a quote from the models expressing their thoughts on what makes women strong.
A strong woman is not for public consumption nor objectification. Instead her worth is defined by the beauty of her soul, heart and moral character. - Ammaarah Mookadam
Woman: I ask you, write the words “unforgivingly flawless” across your bathroom mirror Write in the same shade of red that bleeds from your body so frighteningly  Paint your eyelids blue as tribute to your sisters who do not need makeup for that - Clara Van Niekerk
A powerful woman is a woman who rises beyond her weaknesses and raises others tenfold in the process. - Lesego Diutlwileng
Being a strong woman means you don't give up! Even when you cannot go straight ahead, you take the next bend. - Oluwaseyitan Solademi
Being a woman, to me, means being magic. It means strength. It means resilience. - Thandeka Khoza
Being a strong womxn means that I embrace my vulnerability, my flaws, my fears and my regrets. I define myself on my own terms, despite living in a society that is constantly scrutinising, criticising, and robbing womxn of the right to be every reimagined expression of womxnness that we should be free to be. My womxnhood serves as a protest against heteronormativity, patriarchy and  violent misogyny. - Thiruna Naidoo
Being a strong woman means finding peace being who you are, accepting others for who they are and standing firmly against anyone who threatens that peace. - Vanessa Akibate

Hair Identity 

Alexia Katsiginis-LLB
Bianca-Boni BA Law
Lindokuhle Segage BA-Law
Nozipho Hlope BCom-Econometrics
Nthabiseng Nooe MSc-Hydrogeology
Oteng Mogoeng LLB
Puno Selesho LLB
Tokollo Makgalemele BA-Law


This was a campaign carried out in collaboration with students of the HRDA Masters’ program, namely: Thandeka Khoza, Chisomo Chaweza, Jonathan Obwogi and Henok Kremte