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Two young women from the Zindagii Shoista project. Photo: Aziz Sattori. Two young women from the Zindagii Shoista project. Photo: Aziz Sattori.
02 July 2018

To end violence against women we must tackle patriarchy – and poverty Featured

Violence against women is perpetrated in order to sustain patriarchal power relations. Projects to prevent violence, through economic empowerment, must remember this.

I first met Farzona a couple of years ago, when she joined a violence prevention project that I have been working on. In her mid-30s at the time, she suffered from severe headaches and anxiety after years of domestic abuse and malnutrition.

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