Behind the Wall
Martha speaks of life behind the wall. Before lockdown. And after.
Posted during UNWomen’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence.
‘This year is like no other. Even before COVID-19 hit, violence against women and girls had reached pandemic proportions. Globally, 243 million women and girls were abused by an intimate partner in the past year. Meanwhile, less than 40 per cent of women who experience violence report it or seek help.’
Bedrooms, backstreets, squares, parks, public toilets, buses, taxis, playgrounds, the corridors of government offices, hospitals, cinemas, supermarkets, our cities must be safe for women and girls. Sharing women’s stories. Also listen to: 15 Minutes; Tori Tori ; Squat-to-Pee and Under the Sun