The bleak chronicle of domestic violence

This week two women were murdered by their (ex) partners. They had been victims of domestic violence and cried out for help since long. But nobody listened. Victims receive insufficient protection and have little recourse for justice. Not only in Belgium but everywhere.

About a month ago I made a painting to denounce this. I decided to make a series of it. Women who show traces of violence and abuse but who still stand strong and proud. Because they have nothing to be ashamed for but deserve to be seen. And heard.