“Have you got any children he knows aren’t his? Does he spy on you, or leave threatening messages?”


This is the story of our unique journey to ten countries, where we investigated the violence that kills and harms women.


Every third woman is subjected to violence during her lifetime.

Click to see a short film about this project.


“When I started working I was naive, and my aim was to have families reunited.”

Elena Zolotilova and Tatiana Pavlova


“I have no hope for the future.”Name: Faida Age: 40
“Several women who have stayed at Dastak have been murdered by their families when they have dared to venture out.”
“I asked him to forgive me for making him beat me.”Name: Elizabeth Age: 23
“The turning point was 2004, with the new law on violence in the home. Violence against women was no longer a private matter.”

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Behind the project