The exhibition at the PSVI conference, London

A SEMA photo exhibition took place in November 2022 at the Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Conference (PSVI), hosted by UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO). 

Turning Pain into Power

The exhibition features photos of documentary photographer, Rachel Corner, whose works highlight humanitarian crises across the world.

This exposition shows portraits of survivors that were made during the SEMA retreat where SEMA members were able to reconnect with each other, strengthen their network, share experiences and successes.

These images show strong survivors who want the world to get acquainted with their stories and show their faces to break the circle of silence and stigma. Alongside the photos, visitors will read survivors’ stories to allow for a stronger and personal understanding of their experiences, the effects of these horrific crimes on their lives and their journey to become an activist.