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16 Days Of Activism: Artists Air Out SA's Dirty Laundry

Two artists created an art installation using 3,600 pairs of underwear to represent the number of people raped in SA every day.

30/11/2016 17:11 SAST | Updated 20/12/2016 15:24 SAST

Two artists are forcing Joburgers to talk about rape through a downtown art exhibition. The installation, titled "SA's Dirty Laundry" includes 3,600 "old and used" pairs of underwear that have been donated to represent the number of people raped every day in South Africa.

The installation, by Jenny Nijenhuis and Nondumiso Msimanga, will be on display until December and aligns with the 16 Days of No Violence Against Women and Children. The artwork is based on a 2013 Medical Research Council survey which found that up to 3,600 people could be raped in the country every day.

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