Domestic Violence: A Global Problem Requiring a Global Solution

Domestic abuse is devastating my home country of Russia: More than 12,000 women in Russia died from this type of violence between 2011 and 2019, according to a recent study. The vast majority of these cases occurred at the hands of intimate partners. The remaining victims were killed by members of their own family.

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Ending Violence Against Women and Girls

I never meant to become an activist, but this experience changed my life. I had been aware of this traditional practice, but didn’t understand the gravity of the situation. I knew then that I had to keep fighting for the twins, and to end all kinds of violence against women and girls.

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