Time For Equality presents The Consequences, a reportage on families of women victims of femicide, by the Italian journalist and photographer Stefania Prandi.
During three years Stefania Prandi met with families, listened to their stories and collected portraits, images of objects and places. Each image shows the perspective of the persons who have to live with the consequences of femicide on a daily basis.
“Femicide” is the term used to define the killing or disappearance of a woman because of her gender and for reasons of hatred, contempt, pleasure or a sense of possession. When a woman is killed by a man, not only is that life destroyed, but whole families are affected.
Those dealing with the consequences are mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers and children. They are the ones with grief and shattered lives, with memories kept alive by pictures, those who have to bear the weight of the legal expenses and the humiliation in courts, as well as in the media where it is the behavior of the victims that is questioned rather than that of the killer.
An increasing number of families undertake daily battles, often invisible from the outside. Some write books, others start petitions, collect funds for awareness-raising campaigns or engage in online activism. Their aim is to get society to understand how what they went through has precise cultural and social roots and is was caused by a widespread culture of ownership and domination of women by men. The consequences of violence and femicide impact not only individuals but society as a whole.