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"Rumianki i bratki" looks like an online shop on Facebook. But it's actually a portal for women facing domestic violence and abuse.



“Rumianki i bratki” looks like an online shop on Facebook. But it’s actually a portal for women facing domestic violence and abuse.


Foto: Rumianki i bratki / Facebook





Women in Poland protesting against domestic violence. They want better protection from the government.



Women in Poland protesting against domestic violence. They want better protection from the government.


Foto: Beata Zawrzel / NurPhoto / Getty Images





In South African townships, a pastry named "koeksister" has become a codeword for domestic violence.



In South African townships, a pastry named “koeksister” has become a codeword for domestic violence.


Foto: Per-Anders Pettersson / Getty Images





Pharmacists are able to provide immediate assistance to victims of domestic violence.



Pharmacists are able to provide immediate assistance to victims of domestic violence.


Foto: Victor Lerena / Agencia EFE / imago images

This piece is part of the Global Societies series. The project runs for three years and is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Abuse in the Pandemic: Deploying Codewords and Fake Online Shops against Domestic Violence

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