January 20, 2014

Linda Forsell. Cause of Death: Woman

The Most Vulnerable

Turn to the left andhe’ll beat you, turn to the right and he’ll beat you - proverb, Russia

Violence against women exists everywhere, but people in extreme situations are always the most vulnerable. Countries with weak judicial systems, high poverty rates, low educational levels and where women lack the opportunity to support themselves financially poses great threats to women safety.

1. Egypt: “I’d decided to take the train to Cairo to get a job and earn a lot of money, but as soon as I got to the railway station I was assaulted by some boys.” Martha is a street child. She is now pregnant and can’t find the father.

2. Egypt: Ahmed and Khaled travel the streets of Cairo all night long, in search for street children. Violence against girls is wide spread in the lawless community.

3 & 4. Egypt: Violence against girls is wide spread in among street children.

5. Brazil: Luciana is in the reception area at the women’s police station in central Rio de Janeiro, waiting for her turn. She has been sent here by the court after her ex-fiance broke her protection order.

6. USA: Nicole has lived a hard life, with drug abuse, mental illness and many violent relationships. Now she has decided to deal with her life – not just to survive, but to start to thrive. “My abusers will win if I don’t make something of my life.”

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