2. Lissette Ochoa
In 2006 Lissette Ochoa incident became one of the most widely known domestic violence stories in Colombia. After an argument at a wedding, Lissette Ochoa was brutally beaten by her husband, Rafael Dangond for several hours before she managed to escape and call her father. After spending nearly a month in the hospital recovering from her injuries, Ochoa filed for divorce and wrote an article about her experience. After spending only three months in jail her husband was released and eventually reunited with his wife. In addition to being one of the first domestic violence cases to garner attention in Colombia, it’s a perfect example of how this issue affects women of every class, race and culture.