Anna Fritsche met with women affected by physical or sexual violence. Around the world, one in three women has experienced sexual or physical violence, and 120 million girls have experienced sexual abuse. Sexual violence has a broad spectrum: cases range from grave acts to seemingly insignificant occurrences, from gross insults to routine behaviours so widely accepted that women often lack the confidence to raise their voices. In this project, women who have experienced all types of harassment tell their stories: how they have been treated, how it has changed them, and how they have thought about themselves. What connects them is the desire to promote dialogue and change in order to give women the strength to defend themselves.
*1995 in Kronach, Germany
Anna Fritsche has been studying Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at Hanover University of Applied Sciences and Arts since 2015; she has also completed an exchange semester at the Danish School of Media and Journalism in Aarhus. Her work concentrates on human rights, particularly women’s rights, and on telling stories that give us the courage to improve the world as well as stories that would otherwise go unnoticed. www.annafritsche.de