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.


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


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

Elena Zolotilova and Tatiana Pavlova


“I was only three the first time someone took my pants off and put his finger inside me.” 
“Singing was associated with the suffering, the violence and the fear.”
“The turning point was 2004, with the new law on violence in the home. Violence against women was no longer a private matter.”
“He laid the shame on me by saying – Look what you made me do.”

Spread the word


Behind the project