Topic: violence against women

Democratic Republic of Congo War
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Things Fall Apart: Masculinity and Violence in Congo

Can failed masculinity contribute to violence, asks photographer Pete Muller, who, for the past year, has studied the relationships between ideals of manhood and violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo

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In the days following the attack, Maggie had time to reflect on what had occurred and decided to make an official statement to the police. She said she had resumed communications with her estranged husband and the father of her children, and was considering moving herself and her children to Alaska, where he is stationed with the Army.
Photo Essay

Video: A Portrait of Domestic Violence

Violence against women is almost always a private matter. In this multimedia video for TIME, photographer Sara Naomi Lewkowicz continues telling the story of one such incident of domestic violence — providing a look at the victim’s life as she slowly begins to move on.

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"Are you listening to me?!" Shane screamed. "Grow the f*ck up, Maggie! Grow the f*ck up!"
Photo Essay

Photographer as Witness: A Portrait of Domestic Violence

The Violence Against Women Act, which provides funding to help victims of domestic violence, is now up for re-authorization. Photographer Sara Naomi Lewkowicz’s photographs document one such violent incident — the kind that’s often kept private behind closed doors.

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Pictures of the Week, December 16 – December 23

From the death of Kim Jong II and a devastating typhoon in the Philippines to a violent assault by Egyptian soldiers on a woman protester TIME’s photo department presents the best images of the week.

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