LOOK AT ME, I AM BEAUTIFUL
Everywhere in the world, women are vulnerable from a very young age. They struggle to put an end to domestic abuse, they fight for their rights, for equality, justice and freedom of violence.
For years, the city of Goma, in the Democratic republic of the Congo, witnessed horrific war crimes and sexual violence against children, women and sometimes men were used as weapon of war.
In the recent years, more and more local initiatives and international programs have been developed to help survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence as a weapon of war to reintegrate society and take their life back in control.
In this serie of picture, you discover the life of Esther, a little girl born of rape, going through all the big milestone of her life: her birth, her first steps, her first day at school, her wedding, etc.
Esther is always placed at the center of picture and is always surrounded by men who support her and protect her.
All the children you see on the pictures are born of rape…all the women have been involved in sexual abuse.
They are no more victims! They are beautiful women who want the world to look at them as such!
This work has been produced in August 2014 in an effort to empower children born of rape and women survivor of sexual violence and to promote peace!
This project was born to support HOLD DRC! Do not hesitate in contacting them and see how you can help them!