10and5 Wraps Up CWM Illustration Portrait Series & Launches GBV Heroes Poster

For the month of August, we put together a special Instagram campaign to honour and pay tribute to the heroes of Gender-Based Violence by sharing their stories.

In our efforts to do so, we partnered up with 16 credible organizations who are working tirelessly to fight the many issues women and children are faced with in the country. We also teamed up with 50 women illustrators from the local creative space, who were each tasked to recreate a portrait of one of our 50 GBV Heroes who were nominated by the organizations (see each illustration and the illustrators on our Instagram page).

Poster designed by Amy Smithers

Through this illustrated portrait series, we intended to give these individuals the respect and dignity they deserve, as well as break the silence and give faces and names to the women on the frontlines of the war on GBV.  

We have officially wrapped up the campaign and created a poster with all 50 illustrations, which is now available for purchase on our website. All proceeds from the sale will be donated back to the aforementioned organisations who have supported this campaign.

We’ve partnered up with streetwear brand, Dickies to give away a variety of their merchandise. To stand a chance to win 1 of 6 Dickies Fashion Hampers valued at over R3500, make sure you purchase our GBV Heroes Poster by 31 September to be entered in the competition.

Purchase a poster here.

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