In Pictures: Wits Protests Gender-Based Violence

Hundreds of Wits University students gathered at the Great Hall piazza to protest against gender-based violence and femicide. The protest is in response to the growing call to end gender-based violence and femicide following the rape and murder of 19-year-old University of Cape Town (UCT) student Uyinene Mrwetyana. FATIMA MOOSA and SHAAZIA EBRAHIM collected pictures of the placards. 

Wits students making posters on the steps of the Great Hall.
“Respect my existence or expect my resistance.”
“We refuse to be silenced,” says poster at Wits protest. “No is a full sentence,” reads another.
Male Wits student holds up a poster saying boys should be held accountable for their actions.
“In a week you will forget but I will still have a vagina. I will be a target.”
“Stop violence against women, trans, queer, and non-binary folk.”
“Cloudy with a chance of rape.”
“Leave my poes alone.”
“Girls just wanna have fun-damental human rights,” reads a placard. “I’m with her,” reads the placard beside it.
“Stop this kak.”
Featured image by Shaazia Ebrahim