“Both men and women are becoming less hostile to what I am saying, and in fact they agree with me more often.”
Elena Zolotilova, psychologist, Rostov, Russia

Women’s Table

“What we see is a state which does not take responsibility for its people.”  

Mesa de Mujeres (Women’s Table)
What: Network of researchers and activists who investigate feminicides.

Family Justice Center

Police, food vouchers and child therapy in the same building.

Family Justice Centre
Has gathered all forms of support for victims of violence in close relationships under one roof: a One Stop Shop.

The Youth Leader

“Partner violence in Santa Marta has not disappeared, but it is no longer hidden away.”

Itamar Silva
Runs a project to raise equality awareness in the Grupo Eco youth group in the Santa Marta favela.

The Women’s Shelter

“Several women who have stayed at Dastak have been murdered by their families when they have dared to venture out.”

Dastak shelter
Offer protection to women who have been subjected to violence or threats of violence. Lahore’s only private women’s shelter.

The Course Leader

“I can’t un-do what happened to Maggie, but I can decide what I’m going to do with my life. The same is true of everyone who takes my courses.”

Susan Omilian
Works with abused women who want to thrive.


“The law protects victims of terrorism but not families like ours.” 

Carmen Sanchez and Ana Ortiz Salvador
What: Organise relatives of murdered women. 

The Police Stations

We needed special stations and police officers who were trained to listen and understand.”

Women’s police stations
Handle reports to the police and investigate crimes which affect women in relationships.

The Listeners

“Conversation could do more good than all the medicine in the world.”

CAMPS (Centre D’Assistance Medico–Psychosociale)
Gives psychosocial support to families who have been subjected to violence in South Kivu.

The Instructors

“We help the helpless to be able to manage on their own.”

LAV (Laissez l’ Afrique Vivre)
Offers support and vocational training to young people  - rape victims, child soldiers and street children.

Eight young women sit bent over their treadle sewing machines. They have learned how to thread the machine and pump the treadle at the right speed to sew evenly and safely. Their first task is to sew a straight seam on a piece of paper.

The Men's Group

“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?”

Sara Brammer
Psychologist who treats violent men.

The Men’s Organisation

“No African culture supports the violence.”

: Sonke Gender Justice Network
Work with men to stop the violence against women, and to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS.