In November 2012, more than 100 women and children were raped, beaten & abused in Minova a small town in the Congo. The atrocities took place in a 10-day frenzy by members of the Congolese Armed Forces.

Due to this case causing a national outcry as well as a huge amount of pressure from world powers, Congo was forced to trial the accused. Over 1000 witnesses and more than 200 victims were represented however of the 39 accused, none were charged apart from 2 lower ranking officers who were acquitted shortly after.

The devastation didn’t end there, in addition to there being zero justice, many of the husbands to the victims left and neglected their wives and families as they believed them to be damaged/impure.

Through the overwhelming amount of darkness, these women pulled together. Bravery, patience and open hearts brought these women back to life. Everyday they crop the fields, love and care for their families with the support of each other. We often admire celebrities and women in the spotlight, yet truly, these Minova women and the strength, charisma that they attain - THIS is what we should be admiring and celebrating. Women with not just mental strength but physical too.

I’d rather rep the Minova women on my back then anyone else.

BBC image of Minova Rape trial Soliders
Diana Zeyneb Alhindawi
Diana Zeyneb Alhindawi
News clipping The irish Times
Elaisha Stokes/GlobalPost

MINOVA WOMEN Jacket

YOUPEOPLE designs aim to fit all genders, please see below for size referencing.

FITTED

XSSMLXL
UK WOMENS4-6810-1214-1618
EUROPEAN WOMEN32-343638-4042-4446
US WOMEN0-246-810-1214-16
AUS/NZ WOMENS4-6810-1214-1618
UK MENSXXSXSSM
UK MENS28-3030-3232-3434-36
EUROPEAN MENS38-4040-4242-4444-46
US MENS28-3030-3232-3434-36
AUS/NZ MENS28-3030-3232-3434-36

OVERSIZED

XSSMLXXL
UK MENS30-3232-3434-3638-4044-46
EUROPEAN MENS40-4242-4444-4648-5054-56
US MENS30-3232-3434-3638-4044-46
AUS/NZ MENS30-3232-3434-3638-4044-46
UK WOMENS4-68-1010-1212-1416-18
EUROPEAN32-3436-3838-4040-4244-46
US0-24-66-88-1012-14
AUS/NZ4-68-1010-1212-1416-18
LOOKBOOK SEASON ONE
Jean wears OG BLUE Fitted
Starkie wears OG BLUE Oversized
Jean wears OG WHITE Fitted
Jean wears OG BLK Fitted
Starkie wears OG BLK Oversized
Jean wears MINOVA
Jean wears BI-LINGUAL DIGITS AKA STORMZY’S HANDS
Starkie wears LOUD Oversized
Jean wears ONELOVE
Starkie wears LOUD Oversized
Jean wears SOPHRIHAAA
Jean wears FREEDOM
Jean wears GOOD GAL GONE COUNTRY
Jean wears ONELOVE
Starkie wearsLOUD Oversized
Jean wears BARBIE BABYLON
Jean wears RUFFLE MY FEATHERS vest
Jean wears HERE COMES THE SUN
Jean wears BAD ASS BASQUIAT
Starkie wearsLETS TALK Oversized
Jean wears BEAUTIFUL BRAINS Fitted
Starkie wears BEAUTIFUL BRAINS Oversized
Jean wears HEARTS THAT HOWL
Jean wears BAD ASS BASQUIAT
Jean wears CINDAHELLA
MODELS: JEAN WATT STARKIE REAY
PHOTOGRAPHER: ALEXANDRA LEESE
STYLIST: CHARLOTTE ROBERTS
MAKE UP: GINA BLONDELL

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