Archive Amabali Wethuis a media and digital organisation that aims to cultivate a practice of dialogue that broadens our understanding of gender-based violence (GBV) and encourages recovery through curatorial and creative archival work.
Guided by principles of intersectional feminism and influenced by the de-colonial project that takes into account experiential knowledge, our work is built on three pillars: Awareness, Navigation and Recovery.
All content that we create and information we put out is intended to broaden the conversation of GBV, offer tools of navigation from as many sources as possible with the goal of building and inspiring a violent free society for everyone.
Theory Of Change
The three main areas that are key to informing how we understand our role in contributing towards changing the context described above is as follows:
(i) Harnessing the power of social media to make information accessible and useful for activists, survivors and broader communities.
(ii) Building consciousness amongst our people through raising awareness, providing information and facilitating dialogues and;
(iii) Disrupting patriarchy and harmful traditions, and in particular the ways in which it has served to normalize violence and render womxn invisible.
Founder & Executive Director :Â Yolanda Dyantyi
Yolanda is a feminist-activist who is moved by the importance of creating as many platforms as possible to share our stories about the many intersecting experiences of systemic violence. She believes that our stories are political tools that can push for social, political and economic reform. Her work is informed by her own experiences within grassroots activism having participated and fought against systemic patriarchy in various womenâ€™s movements and the interconnectedness in the use of civic engagement in amplifying the voices of marginalised people and particularly those of Black women in South Africa.