Stories: Domestic Violence

  • Russia’s Disappearing Women

    When they were younger, before their son was born, Maria's boyfriend started hurting her. He would place his hands on her neck and squeeze tightly until her skin turned pink and she gasped for air. After her son Andrei came along, the abuse got worse, and her arms were regularly crowded with bruises, her face sore and swollen. Maria...

  • A Culture of Violence

    In the South Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea, one of the world’s most violent places, nearly every woman has experienced some form of domestic abuse. Carey Wagner reported from Papua New Guinea as a fellow with the International Reporting Project (IRP).