What She Wore


Setaweet hosted #WhatSheWore, an exhibit of outfits worn by girls and women at the time of their rape in which will help dispel the notion that women and girls can be at blame for sexual violence.

Setaweet organized #WhatSheWore, an exhibit of the outfits worn by survivors at the time of their rape in November 2018, sparking a national conversation and a wide coverage on rape culture in general, and on victim-blaming in particular, on most media outlets reporting on Ethiopian events.

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Mikaesque Discovery: What She Wore

I came across an exhibition by the name “What She Wore” this past weekend. The purpose of this exhibition was to feature stories of sexual assault and the clothes that rape survivors were wearing when they were attacked.

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The exhibition “What She Wore” at the Addis Ababa Museum in Ethiopia’s capital is an attempt to tackle the taboo topic of rape and sexual harassment in this deeply traditional society and counter the widely held notion that a woman’s clothing invites assault.

Grim tales of rape told through victim’s clothes

“What She Wore”, an exhibition of clothes worn by rape survivors in Ethiopia, opened this week at the Addis Ababa Museum. The exhibition showcased the clothes of 15 women between the ages 7 and 20 when they were raped at various times.


Organised by UN Women, 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is a time to galvanise action to end violence against women. CGTN spoke to Dr. Teferra, Director of Setaweet, on the attitudes towards, and impacts of, sexual violence in Ethiopia.