They began in the small, yet corrupt backwaters of Ukraine intent on raising awareness around the sexual exploitation of women in that country, but the group known as Femen has catapulted to international prominence through its militant use of nudity.
Dubbing its protest philosophy as 'sextremism', the group aims to shock the public into awareness of economic and social injustice.
From arrests in Islamic countries to the red carpet at film festivals, the past 18 months have been a busy time for the group. We take a look at what they've been up to.
Learn more about Femen here.
*Warning: some nudity