Surviving my Abusive Partner


Maira Maidana has become a campaigner against domestic abuse in Argentina after her own traumatic experience. On Christmas Eve in 2011 her partner poured alcohol over her and set her on fire. She ran to the taps but no water came out. Eventually, she dived into a muddy children’s paddling pool in the back garden.

Ni Uno Menos (translated: Not One Less) is a movement in which saw millions of women fill the streets to protest violence against women. Every 30 hours in Argentina a woman is killed by her partner. Maria was one of the key supporters of this movement and continues to share her story to help others.