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


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.


“Partner violence in Santa Marta has not disappeared, but it is no longer hidden away.”
“I pray to Allah that no girl ever needs to be born in Pakistan.”
“The doctor cut into the girl’s genitals, but in the next moment everything had begun to look wrong, very wrong.”
“The turning point was 2004, with the new law on violence in the home. Violence against women was no longer a private matter.”

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Behind the project