In practice there is almost total exemption from punishment for the majority of human rights abuse in Congo, not least for violence against women.
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Cause of Death: Woman is an investigative report on violence against women. One in three women around the world is subjected to physical, sexual or some other form of violence during her lifetime.


Between 2010 and 2012 we examined the situation in ten countries. In each country we met women who had survived violence and people working for change. With the help of relatives we were also able to tell the story of a woman who had been killed. You can see the result atwww.causeofdeathwoman.com, where you will find 150 articles from all over the world. You can also download course material and a Do-It-Yourself exhibition.

The project is the work of Karin Alfredsson, Linda Forsell and Kerstin Weigl together with the Swedish Association of Women’s Shelters and Young Women’s Empowerment Centres, SKR.  Funding was received from, among others, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and the Sigrid Rausing Trust.

The countries which are included in the project are the US, South Africa, Egypt, Sweden, Pakistan, Mexico, Brazil, Congo, Spain and Russia.

The Swedish Association of Women’s Shelters and Young Women’s Empowerment Centres (SKR) represents around one hundred women’s shelters, young women’s empowerment centres and other organisations working for an equal society free from violence. SKR is not affiliated to any political party or religion. Read more at www.kvinnojouren.se.


Further press contacts:

 

Olga Persson
Secretary-General SKR
olga.persson@kvinnojouren.se
Tel: +46(0)8-642 64 01

Emma Söderström
Press secretary SKR
emma.soderstrom@kvinnojouren.se
Tel: +46(0)8-6426401

 

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Brazil

Congo

Egypt

Mexico

Pakistan

Russia

South Africa

Spain

Sweden

USA

 

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Karin Alfredsson


Kerstin weigl

Linda Forsell



Karin, Kerstin och Linda


Carina Ohlsson

 Olga Persson
 

 

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