In Russia there are 200 beds for women who have been subjected to violence and who need a safe haven – in a country with 142 million inhabitants.

Nicole Kashamuko

“Mama. Your daughter has been found dead.”


Name:
Nicole Kashamuko
Killed: Aged 17


Delia Björklund

“Delia struggles and kicks. Alexander thinks to himself that it has to end, it all has to end.”


Name:
Delia Björklund
Killed:
Aged 24 


Tatiana Andreyeva

“Sergey thrusts an axe into Tatiana’s breast. He then rolls her up in a rug, goes out and buys more spirits, and continues drinking vodka.”


Name:
Tatiana Andreyeva
Killed:
Aged 58 


Samia Sarwar

“She does not even go to see if her daughter is alive.”


Name: 
Samia Sarwar
Killed: Aged 29

Samia’s lawyer Hina Jilani looks again at the clock. It is almost six. If Samia’s mother does not arrive soon, she will have to leave and close the office. Most of the staff have already gone home. The meeting was booked for several hours ago. 


Badour Shaker

“The doctor cut into the girl’s genitals, but in the next moment everything had begun to look wrong, very wrong.”


Name: 
Badour Shaker
Killed: Aged 11

The girl does not protest, and asks no questions, but stands up immediately, puts down her comb and changes out of her pyjamas and into the new, crimson, floor-length abaya her mother hands her. Finally she ties a white scarf around her head.


Susana Chavez

Two more women have been murdered during the night; one has been found strangled under her bed, the other was lying in the street.” 


Name:
 Susana Chavez 
Killed: Aged 35


Maggie Wardle

“It sounds like someone throwing things against the wall, and they hear a woman scream.”


Name:
Maggie Wardle
Killed:
Aged 19


Encarnación Rubio Molinero

”Francisco drives over his wife of 26 years five times.”


Name:
Encarnación Rubio Molinero
Murdered: Aged 46

It is a quiet morning in the residential area of Cúllar Vega on the outskirts of Granada. At just after ten o’clock, 46-year-old Encarnación Rubio Molinero opens the iron gate which separates her small courtyard from the street and steps out onto the pavement to begin the day’s cleaning. She is still wearing her wedding ring.


Eudy Simelane

“Mother. Don’t go there! It is Eudy. They’ve killed my sister!”


Name: 
Eudy Simelane
Kiled:
Aged 31 


Marlúcia Soares Gomes Oliveira

”Stop it daddy, don’t kill mummy.” 


Name: 
Marlúcia Soares Gomes Oliveira
Killed: Aged 28