Is Anyone Listening? Accountability and Women Survivors of Domestic Violence

By Gill Hague; Rosemary Aris et al. | Go to book overview

Words from women survivors of violence
In the Epilogue, we present the words of various women who have experienced domestic violence with whom we spoke during our study, in order to add to the quotations we have used throughout this book. Their words add richness and texture to the arguments, which, under the guidance of the service users and other abuse survivors who have assisted us, we have developed and presented here. We also include a few comments from agency workers.The epilogue concludes with an account of the innovative Internet project on seeking survivor views that we discussed in Chapter 10. This pioneering consultation was conducted by the Hansard Society and Women's Aid for the All Party Parliamentary Group on Domestic Violence. The account of it presented here has been kindly contributed by the Director of the Women's Aid Federation of England.Excerpts from an interview with a domestic violence survivor active in policy work
- I have been on all sorts of committees and my experience is that having survivors on a policy committee can be an uneasy situation between everyone. It helps if someone can explain about the power structures and how they work so you can understand them. Then you can understand it better. Otherwise it can be overwhelming … But, if you can get them to listen properly, then it can be wonderful. The good side is that survivors can then influence policy. Having survivors on the committee can feed in issues about mental health and the effects of domestic violence, or the need for counselling, or the shortfall in services, or whatever it is that is needed.
- But they can be cosmetic - they don't have power, do they.
- I have been on a committee in the past and had no power at all. I felt on my own on this committee. Others are behind my voice, I know, and I felt I had a responsibility to speak for other women,

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