“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


Every third woman is subjected to violence during her lifetime.

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This is the story of our unique journey to ten countries, where we investigated the violence that kills and harms women.


“The turning point was 2004, with the new law on violence in the home. Violence against women was no longer a private matter.”
“We’ll show you what it’s like to be with a real man.”Name: Jents Age: 23
“The number of cases reported to the police is growing by the day.”Who: Maria Da Penha
“I became a child soldier to avenge my father’s death.” Name: Love Age: 22

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Behind the project