“Rwandan Daughters” project – made by artist Olaf Heine between 2017 and 2018 – celebrates the strength of Rwanda’s women.
The exhibition aims to raise awareness on the Rwandan Genocide of 1994, where around 250,000 women were raped—systematic violence against women was a recurring means of male-dominated warfare in Rwanda. Today, even if women have become more influential within Rwandan society over the past 25 years, the rape victims and their children are still often marginalized.
- Olaf Heine, Rwandan Daughters, Gloriose U. with her daughter Alice, Kigali, 2018, C-Print © Olaf Heine, 2019 Supported by Volkswagengroup Culture. Catalogue published by Hatje Cantz Berlin