Unsafe - Behind India's rape crisis

It is an ongoing project that documents stories of sexual abuse in India, with the aim of raising public awareness.

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Project Description

(ENGLISH Version Below)

Descrizione del progetto 

''Unsafe - Behind India's rape crisis'' è un progetto a lungo termine che documenta e racconta storie di donne e ragazze vittime di violenza sessuale in India.

Mi chiamo Vittoria Lorenzetti, ho 29 anni e sono una fotografa freelance specializzata in reportage. Ho sempre sentito un forte legame con l'India dalla prima volta che sono andata nel 2008. Durante questi anni ho avuto modo di conoscere le comunità Indiane residenti in Italia, sono entrata a far parte del loro mondo e ho iniziato a interessarmi alla loro cultura.

L'India è una società patriarcale nella quale la violenza sessuale non è un fenomeno legato all'attualità, ma è la conseguenza di una cultura che eleva la totale sottomissione della donna all'autorità maschile e la violenza è lo strumento utilizzato per imporre disciplina alle donne.

La struttura della famiglia media indiana non è in grado di affrontare le violenze sessuali e spesso queste donne vengono incolpate non solo dalla propria famiglia, ma anche da polizia e autorità.

Come fotografa è mio dovere morale raccontare al mondo storie che meritano di essere conosciute; e come donna il mio desiderio è far si che la loro voce venga ascoltata. 

Questo progetto è per loro

 

K. posa per un ritratto con suo figlio N.( 2 mesi ), nato in seguito a una violenza sessuale.
Il padre di K. è molto fiero di suo nipote. ''Anche se questo bambino non è nato da un atto di amore, è comunque un dono di Dio'
M., 23 anni,al sicuro nella sua nuova casa.''Sono stata rapita da un uomo,e lui e i suoi amici mi hanno violentata per giorni''
Pooja, 15 anni.''Quando hanno iniziato a farmi le iniezioni di ormoni ero terrorizzata, non capivo cosa stava succedendo''
 

 

Organizzazione 

Tornerò in India a fine gennaio per portare avanti il progetto: viaggerò in diverse zone rurali dove le organizzazioni non governative con cui collaboro mi metteranno in contatto con le donne sopravvissute. 

Per una questione di sicurezza viaggerò sempre con un autista uomo e un fixer uomo; questo è molto importante in quanto mi consente di raggiungere regioni delicate del paese ed essere al sicuro. Dormirò in alberghi/ostelli dove sia io che la mia attrezzatura fotografica potremo passare notti tranquille !

Le sfide che queste donne affrontano nel raccontare le loro storie sono reali e profonde e spesso ci vuole tempo per entrare in sintonia con loro e metterle a proprio agio. Per questo starò con loro uno o più giorni e le incontrerò nei loro villaggi e nello loro abitazioni. Ovviamente, per proteggere la loro identità, i loro nomi e i luoghi dove vivono sono stati e saranno cambiati.

 

Il Vostro contributo! 

Con il vostro contributo e l'aiuto delle organizzazioni locali con cui collaboro raccoglierò ulteriori testimonianze, che verranno diffuse attraverso mostre itineranti ed esposizioni, con l'obiettivo di coinvolgere emotivamente persone, istituzioni e organizzazioni, nella speranza che vengano studiate riforme e misure di prevenzione per le future generazioni di donne in India.

Dopo aver contribuito a questo progetto, aiutami a farlo conoscere al mondo condividendo questo link sui tuoi canali social!

Grazie di cuore per il tuo supporto!

Vittoria 

                                                                                                                                      

 

ENGLISH 

Project Description

Unsafe – Behind India’s Rape Crisis is an ongoing project that documents stories of sexual abuse in India, with the aim of raising public awareness of the importance of gender equality and women’s rights.             

I am Vittoria, 29 years old and I am a professional freelance photographer specialized in reportage; in particular I am interested in social issues and women's rights.

I’ve always felt a great connection with India since the first time I went there in 2008. During these years I raised relationship with the Indian community in Italy too and I started to focus my interests on their culture.

In particular my interest have focused on the rights of women who are victims of sexual abuse.

India is a patriarchal society in which the structure of the average family is unable to deal with sexual abuse and women are often blamed by their family as well as by the police.

As a photographer, I think it is my own task to speak to the world and tell stories that have a relevant social meaning and deserve to be told.
  Those women do not have a way to make their voice heard and my desire is to make that voice being heard.


The subjects of my photos are all young women, from different rural areas of India who have been kidnapped, raped and humiliated, leaving them confused and often abandoned.                                                                      

This project is for them

 

Kali (name changed), about 28 years, with her son, born as a result of sexual abuse.
Kali’s father is very proud of his grandson. ‘’Even if this child was not born of an act of love, he is a gift of God''
Mansi, 23 years old, now safe in her new home.''I was held captive by a man, and he and his friend began to sexually abuse me.

 

 

Pooja,15.When the Muslim women started giving me the hormone injections, I didn't understand what was happening.I was terrified'

 

 

Organization 

I will be returning to India and the end of January to continue my project.   

I will go to the rural areas and cities where non-government organizations are putting me in contact with the rape survivors. I will always be travelling with a male driver and a male fixer. This wis very important because it is the only way for me to reach the most dangerous regions of the country being safe.

I will be sleeping in places where me and my photo equipment could be out of danger as hostel, or hotels.

When I will be meeting the women, I will be spending one or more days with them; sitting with them, eating with them, talking with them about their experiences .
Obviously, to protect the identity of these courageous women, their names and locations have been changed and will be changed.

The challenges that these women face to tell their stories are difficult and deep, one sometimes it takes some time for them to speak up.

Where will your contribution go?     

Your pledge will allow me to carry on this project in a safe way, to stay with these incredible women the time needed to create a connection with them.

With your help and the help of all these local organization my intention is to collect more and more testimonies in different rural areas and regions in order to tell these stories to the world through itinerant exhibitions and articles on magazines. 

I would like to emotionally involve people, institutions, organizations, with the great hope to make a change to these women's lives, as well as the lives of the future generations of all indian women.

The aim of this project is to raise awareness on the importance of gender equality, of women, of their sacred body, of humanity.     

After pledging your support, please help spread the world about this project by sharing this link on social media with all of your contacts!

 

Thank you so much for you support!


Vittoria 

 

For technical information read FAQs         

 

 

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The Project FAQs

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Frequently Asked Questions:

How will you move around when in India? 

I will always be travelling with my driver and my fixer.

For long distance I will take the bus or train or local flights

How long will you stay in India for?

It depends on multiple factors; more or less one month and a half but it depends on how much money I raise in this campaign 

When I will receive the photo rewards?

By February 2020.That's the time I need to organize my work and prepare our photos !

Which ONGs will you be cooperating with?

During the first part of this project I collaborated with Jan Sahas, Shambali Trust and Saarthi Trust. This time, I will keep collaboration with the same and with new organisations ( more updates soon! )

For any clarification info@vittorialorenzetti.com

 

ITA

Ecco alcuni dettagli:

Le ONG con cui ho collaborato fino ad ora sono Jah Sahas, Shambali Trust e Saarthi Trust. Anche questa volta collaborerò sia con loro che con altre organizzazioni non governative che vi comunicherò non appena possibile.

Queste ONG sono dislocate in diverse regioni dell'India e gli spostamenti da una zona all'altra sono lunghi e poco serviti dai mezzi pubblici. Per questo resterò in India indicativamente un mese, in modo tale da avere in tempo necessario per lavorare e spostarmi.

Ringraziandovi anticipatamente per il vostro supporto, riceverete i vostri Rewards entro Febbraio 2020. 

Per qualsiasi eventuale chiarimento info@vittorialorenzetti.com

 

 

         

 

 

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Vittoria

 

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Give any amount of money you want to my campaign without a reward. 

Just because you are interested in my project! 

I appreciate anything you may be able to donate to support me!

Thank you

Vittoria

 

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