Rebecca Conway

Photographer in Delhi | @TEDx speaker | @Sahar_Speaks mentor | @Reuters @AFP @irinnews alum
   
Dastak
Location: Delhi, India
Nationality: British
Biography: Currently in New Delhi, India, Rebecca works between India and Pakistan, covering conflict, women and minorities. She has worked for the New York Times, The Guardian, AFP, AP, Reuters, Stern, The National and IRIN, among others. She is based in... read on
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Dastak
Credits: rebecca conway
Updated: 05/22/16
Location: Lahore, Pakistan
In an anonymous house in one of Lahore's oldest neighbourhoods a small group of volunteers are offering women and children safety and practical help to escape abusive relationships.

An estimated 5,000 of the women threatened by domestic violence in Pakistan every year die, and thousands more suffer life changing injuries, violence, acid attacks and marital rape.

Dastak, a privately-run women's shelter, provides housing, skills training, and legal assistance by working with a nearby law firm, to women facing domestic violence and threats from relatives. 
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