On Wednesday, The Humanitarians were invited to attend a photo exhibition hosted by the NPO, Embrace Dignity at the Bella Studio, Old Biscuit Mill, Woodstock. This NPO focuses on advocating for legal reform to end prostitution and sex trafficking and offering services and support to women seeking exit, known as ‘Sisters’, of which our Chief Community Engagement Officer has been involved in.
Fellow Humanitarians attended the event to show their support in empowering women and engaging with these courageous and inspiring women. The exhibition started at 5.30pm with drinks and light buffet meals prepared by the ladies themselves. The aim of this evening was to raise awareness about this project and most importantly to empower the women behind the stories and share their journey through this powerful piece of photo journalist work. The photographs consisted of 20 beautiful untouched images captured by Alexander Dietz meant to merge a literal depiction of the lives of prostitutes that changed their lives, and a visual representation of their internal experience. These were theatrical extensions that we created together to give insight into the many layers of personality that Busi, Noluyolo, Glenda, Cikizwa, Nolly, Zandy, Mandy, Khosi, Tham Tham, and Nosphiwo possessed.
We were able to engage in depth with the ladies and were inspired by these brave women. The Humanitarians will continue to work with these women engaging in sustainable dialogue and hopes to inspire women further. Your circumstances should never limit you nor stop you from achieving your dreams and greatness. As a team we learnt that we are most fortunate and that there is always hope and the way forward is to provide the platform for all and empower individuals to realise their potential and make it happen.
Humanitarians in Action!