The Embrace Project is a nonprofit organisation that’s all about selling art by women, to help women.
The proceeds of the sale of paintings, art prints, ceramics and embroidered art go to partner organisations to support the fight against gender-based violence, and allow us to buy art with meaning.
“How many of us know who these struggle heroes are; the women who demanded equal rights for South African women?
This is a chance for us to learn, and to give, in Women’s Month, when, due to the circumstances of the time – the Covid-19 pandemic and resultant nationwide lockdown – vulnerable communities are even more vulnerable,” says the project’s Lee-Anne Germanos.
“The perpetration of gender-based violence does not happen through the actions of one, but because of the inaction of all.”
The online store has a free download of four specially created colouring-in pages for children and adults.
Each depicts one of our female activists who led the women’s march to the Union Buildings in Pretoria on August 9 1956 to demand equal rights for South African women: Lillian Ngoyi, Helen Joseph, Rahima Moosa and Sophia Williams-De Bruyn. – Staff reporter
- For the free colouring-in pages and to buy these prints, go to theembraceproject.com. Follow the Embrace Project on social media to understand the prevalence and causes of violence against women and girls. For more, go to Facebook and Instagram @theembraceprojectza