“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


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.


“He wanted my nine-year-old to be awake and to watch.”  Name: Lucille Age: 46
“I never think about tomorrow. I think about what’s happening now.”   Who: Ahmed Samy Ali and Khaled Abo-El Fadl.
“When the girls begin to think about the future, about what they will do when they leave here, then we can stop worrying.”
“He laid the shame on me by saying – Look what you made me do.”Name: JavieraAge: 33

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