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


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


“He’s changed. He’s a new man and I love him.”
“They called me a bloody lesbian and raped me.”  
“Sergey thrusts an axe into Tatiana’s breast. He then rolls her up in a rug, goes out and buys more spirits, and continues drinking vodka.”
“The doctor cut into the girl’s genitals, but in the next moment everything had begun to look wrong, very wrong.”

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Behind the project