The Monument Counter is an on line (internet) monument to commemorate women who lost their lives due to domestic violence. It is also a counter that is updated every day.
It has been announced that between January and September 2012 that 125 women lost their lives due to domestic violence. The Monument Counter has been therefore conceived as a device to generate public awareness concerning the rising number of deaths due to domestic violence and bring unknown data into light. This website will have the names of dead women and is not only an awareness raising mechanism directed against society concerning domestic violence but also is a monument for the dead women.
The counter masks a rising threat while also reporting about the continuity of violence. The Monument Counter does not only demonstrate a worrying increase, a burdensome accumulation but also invites an urgent count down. As the counter counts up, hope vanishes. It disappears one by one.
A domestic violence resource page which provides legal guidance to victims [in US]
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