Every third woman is subjected to violence during her lifetime.

Click to see a short film about this project.


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


“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.
“The doctor cut into the girl’s genitals, but in the next moment everything had begun to look wrong, very wrong.”
“It annoys me that people keep asking ‘Why doesn’t she leave?’ People seem to want to lay the blame on the woman, when the only valid question is - Why does he hit her?”
“It felt like I was being torn to pieces!”

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Behind the project