Being involved in the running of an organisation like Safe World, provides for all of us many different sets of challenges. The practical challenges are easy to write about. Each person in the team has their own responsibilities – co-ordinating people, technology, finances and much more.
Within this practical framework there is also a different story, the thread of which runs through every person involved and every moment of the working life. And beyond.
Each person, in their own way, is connected with the lives of hundreds of others. They will probably never have met in person. But their will be some level of intimate connection.
There are also the people we have no direct personal connection with. The people imprisoned behind bars in some country we may never visit. The people suffering abuses at the hands of family, oppressed by governments or harassed because of gender.
These stories we publish on our website on a daily basis. We may not have heard of the person before. Yet, sharing their story can be as emotional as talking to someone about their problems on a day to day basis.
Every day, at Safe World, we hear about women and girls around the world being abused, tortured, and even murdered - lives lost and ruined in a moment.
It could be easy to become immune. To become cold and unemotional.
But it never happens. Each and every incident leaves an imprint.
This video is about that imprint.
An expression of the emotions we all feel.
In the making of the film, we selected a few individual incidents. They are but drops in an ocean.
Within each flows an undercurrent.
Of injustice, inequality, poverty.
The title of the film speaks for itself.