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


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

Elena Zolotilova and Tatiana Pavlova


Every third woman is subjected to violence during her lifetime.

Click to see a short film about this project.


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


“I became a child soldier to avenge my father’s death.” Name: Love Age: 22
“I pray to Allah for forgiveness five times every day.”  Name: SheemaAge: 18 
“The turning point was 2004, with the new law on violence in the home. Violence against women was no longer a private matter.”
“My daughter lives with him, even though she’s seen him hit me. It makes me so sad.”Name: Carina

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