Domestic abuse is a pattern of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviours used to establish control over another person, including but not limited to psychological, physical, sexual, financial or emotional abuse. This includes so called ‘honour’ based violence, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and Forced Marriage. Domestic abuse still remains a taboo across many cultures.
'Speak Out’ is an ongoing photography project focusing on women - survivors of domestic violence.
The project highlights and raises awareness of those multiple layers, in addition, it serves to amplify the voices of women who have taken a stand and broken the silence about their personal experiences of domestic abuse and its devastating effects – and the journey to move forward, not as victims, but as survivors.