“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.

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“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.


“The man who threw the acid over me only spent six months in prison.”
“We give all the women a make-over; it helps them feel that they have become a new person.”
“I said I had two other options: I could become a beggar or a prostitute.”
“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?”

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Behind the project