The United Nations defines violence against women as "any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or mental harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life." Violence affects the lives of millions of women worldwide, in all socio-economic and educational classes. It cuts across cultural and religious barriers, impeding the right of women to participate fully in society. Violence against women takes a dismaying variety of forms, from domestic abuse to corrective rape which is the use of rape against people who violate social norms regarding human sexuality and gender roles with a goal of punishment of "abnormal" behavior and reinforcement of societal norms. Most of the victims are tortured, grievously assaulted and sometimes murdered. 

Because this is intolerable, Scream out Loud is a series that depicts the terrible physical and emotional pain endured by women and children who are victim of violence, regardless its form. The polaroid aspect intends to increase what we rarely see in abused individuals: a desperate moment. More broadly, I want my images to raise social consciousness about domination over innocent children and discrimination against women in order for those who violate the basic human rights and threaten life of others to be punished. 

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