women who have murdered their husbands

I had permission to spend a day  in The Johannesburg Female prison photographing and interviewing women who have murdered their husbands. Most of the women I spoke to killed their partners or had their partners killed in self defense. Most were seeking Amnesty from The South African Government.

In South Africa…

One woman is killed every six days by her intimate partner

One woman is raped every 26 seconds

One out of four women is beaten regurlarly by her intimate partner