One in three women around the world is subjected to physical, sexual or some other form of violence during her lifetime. Rape and violence in the home are a greater risk factor to women aged 15-44, than cancer, road traffic accidents, war and malaria combined.
Cause of Death: Woman is an investigative report on violence against women. Between 2010 and 2012 I examined the situation in ten countries together with reporters Karin Alfredsson and Kerstin Weigl. 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 complete result at www.causeofdeathwoman.com, where you will find 150 articles from all over the world. There you can also download course material and a Do-It-Yourself exhibition.
The project is the work of the three of us 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 included in the project are the US, South Africa, Egypt, Sweden, Pakistan, Mexico, Brazil, Congo, Spain and Russia.