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

Elena Zolotilova and Tatiana Pavlova


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


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


Every third woman is subjected to violence during her lifetime.

Click to see a short film about this project.


“We see a lot of trifling matters here at the same time as other victims don’t even report serious crimes such as incest.”
“It’s better to bring the girls up properly than to put them through that. And now my own mother feels the same way!”
“I don’t want my daughter to be a ‘good girl’.”     
“You can’t live on your own when you’re a woman in Pakistan. Never.”

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Behind the project