“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.


Every third woman is subjected to violence during her lifetime.

Click to see a short film about this project.


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

Elena Zolotilova and Tatiana Pavlova


“It turned out that the medical certificate had disappeared. I expect his father bribed someone.”Name: Elena
“What’s wrong with me, choosing a man like that?”Name: Cathy and MichaelAge: 39 and 19
“You can’t live on your own when you’re a woman in Pakistan. Never.”Name: Akhtar
“I just stood there, holding a pan of boiling water I was going to throw over him.”  Name: Phindi

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