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


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?”


“I have never accepted that I’ve been circumcised, because it causes me so much pain. It’s very hard for me to have sex. It hurts.
“I said I had two other options: I could become a beggar or a prostitute.”
“Why didn’t the police show me the whole of my daughter’s body, just a left foot which was sticking out?”
“We’ll show you what it’s like to be with a real man.”

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Behind the project