“The man who threw the acid over me only spent six months in prison.”
Gulnaz, Bahawalpur, Pakistan

Transit and Safety House

The women are so keen to learn.”

Maison Dorcas
Help Panzi Hospital’s patients who have been the victims of violence to make the transition back into society.

The Veteran

“I said I had two other options: I could become a beggar or a prostitute.”

Ana Maria Perez del Campo
What: Started a women’s shelter where the women stay for eighteen months. So far no-one has returned to her violent husband after her stay.

The Women’s House

“We give all the women a make-over; it helps them feel that they have become a new person.”

Sin Violencia
What: Takes in women from around 40 women’s shelters all over Mexico.

The Lawyer

“I hope to go to court with my own mother one day, but she doesn’t want to. Not yet.”                    

Valentina Frolova
What: Lawyer at the Crisis Center for Women in St Petersburg.

The Conversation Group

“If he beats me I’ll leave him – or will I?”

Lise-Lotte Nielsen and Ann-Margret Fick
Social workers who lead conversation groups for abused women, organised by the social services.

The Police Officer

“The more time that passes between the crime and prosecution, the greater the risk that the plaintiff will change her mind.”

Camilla Johansson, investigator in the external interview group of the family violence unit, north-west Skåne police district.
Turns out immediately there is a police report of violence in a close relationship.

The Men’s Network

“Maybe it was time to shoot a few men … ?”

Hans Hansson
Started the men’s network in Piteå and runs treatment sessions for violent men.

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 Male Activists

“Sadly, we men have learned that we are worth more than women.

Antonio Agraz
What: Works in a men’s network for equality.

The Lawyers

“With armed guards for protection.”

Hina Jilani and Asma Jahangir
As lawyers, they pursue questions relating to women’s human rights.

The Police

“Have you got any children he knows aren’t his? Does he spy on you, or leave threatening messages?”

Family Crimes Division, Department of Police
Prioritise cases of violence against women.