Photo Series features Interviews with Victims of Domestic Violence

Olga Stefatou, an incredible photographer who was based in Beijing until recently, has released her latest photo series spotlighting women who have suffered domestic violence.

 

Her interviewees range from very high-profile cases like Kim Lee to children of broken families due to abuse.  There's something really touching about the candid way that these women share their stories, and it reminds us why we're in this work to bring Jesus' healing power to victims of gendercide.

 

There have been several studies recently about the rates of domestic violence in China.  While it's difficult to get an exact report, these studies estimate that anywhere between 1/4 and 1/3 of all Chinese households are affected.  Our hearts go out to the victims, mostly wives and mothers, and the strength with which they carry this burden.  Domestic violence is part of the devaluing of women that makes gendercide so prevalent in China, and is a sign of much deeper problems with identity in male-female relationships.  See our illustration of the gendercide pyramid here.

 

Check out Olga Stefatou's incredible full project at parchedhomes.com.

 

See more of Olga's work at her website: www.olgastefatou.com

 

by Kat Lewis, All Girls Allowed




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