EVA recreates rape survivors’ outfits in #WhatSheWore Exhibition
EVA’s What Was She Wearing campaign exhibition in Nigeria showcases the stories of rape victims by recreating the outfits they wore during their assault.
The stories were collected by 16 girls and young women in both Kaduna and Benue states and we used the campaign to challenge norms, shift perceptions and push for the implementation of the Violence against Persons Prohibition Act.
The Amplifying the Voices of Young Women using Storytelling for Change was supported by Canada Fund for Local Initiatives.
“before I knew it he was fondling my breast and chest area”
“He held me and said he wants us to be lovers. I refused and and he started dragging me to the room”
“He slapped me and dragged me to the chair and he raped me”
“He then followed me, locked the door and threatened to kill me”
“ … she would use her finger to penetrate my vagina. It was very painful”
“He hid my clothes when I was bathing and when I got out, he hit me a pestle and raped me”
“On the first night, he sneaked into my room and raped me”
“… their 30 year old neighbour had raped her”
“Armed robbers me at gun point when I was travelling. I later found out I was pregnant”
“my dad and I were always alone and we got so close he started having sex with me without my mum suspecting”