Artist and Photographer Simona Bonanno is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of these images. From her project ‘Chains Of Silence‘. To see Simona’s body of work click on any photograph.
Jon Benét R., U.S. citizen Child beauty pageant queen killed in her family’s home at the age of 6 1996
Emanuela O., Italian 15-years-old citizen of Vatican City, mysteriously disappeared 1983
Neda A.S., Iranian Student of philosophy participating in the 2009 Iranian election protests, killed 2009
In memory of children, girls and women victims of silence.
Silence can have many forms: it could be expected by people’s culture, by ignorance, power or religious fanaticism; it could be charged with aggression and sexual abuse. It could be imposed by mafia or men’s clan justice, who requires women’s obedience and acquiescence.
Dedicated to women, girls and children rebelling against all silences, fighting with courage. And who die in the name of the freedom denied.
Begm S., Pakistani Killed by her husband by beating for opposing the arrange marriage of the daughter 2010
Afghan Women Self-Immolation
Ciudad Juárez Femminicide Violent deaths of 370 (women and girls) Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico 1993-2005
Hassi Messaoud Massacre, Algeria Many violent attacks against women living in the city 2001
Rita A., Italian Witness in a major Mafia investigation in Sicily, she committed suicide at the age of 17 1992
Susana C, Mexican Poet and human rights activist from Ciudad Juárez, killed 2011
Anna S.P., Russian Journalist, writer, and human right activist, killed by hired assassins 2006
Medine M., Turkish 16-years-old buried alive by her relatives as punishment for talking to boys 2010