Broken Wings - National domestic violence prevention project

“Broken Wings” is a national project launched by The General Inspectorate of the Romanian Police with the aim to raise awareness on and prevent domestic violence. It was implemented nationwide, in partnership with “Necuvinte” Association, an NGO specialized in supporting women-victims of domestic violence.

The project presents the abusive cycle from a different perspective to those developed before, that is women with no access to information, turning from victims into abusers and taking matters into their own hands, resulting in murdering their abusive spouses.

The centre piece of the project was the “Broken Wings” documentary, built around the stories of women who had lived a life of abuse and fear, which made them give up all their hope and eventually turned from victims to abusers, ending up in killing their abusive spouses.

Through the materials created and distributed (almost 900.000), training of professionals and public events carried out, the project managed to reach a number of approximately 3.000.000 direct and indirect beneficiaries with minimum costs.

 

The project started in July 2016 and ended in December 2017.