Violence by domestic partners constituted 75.5% of cases of violence against women reported to the Tunisian authorities’ hotline between January and October 2021. The violence that women experience in their own families growing up, however, is rarely reported, obscuring its lasting impact in women’s lives. For the past six months, I have researched domestic violence across Tunisia – in El Kef, Tunis, Sidi Bouzid, Regueb, Mahdia, Gabes, and Zarzis. I interviewed 30 survivors of domestic violence and over 50 representatives of civil society organisations, judges, lawyers, police officers, and other stakeholders.