One of the most powerful ways to communicate the reality of domestic violence is through the words of a woman survivor of violence.
Women’s Aid is currently seeking stories which can be used to communicate the reality of domestic violence for communications, fundraising and campaigning purposes and as part of our Women's Voices project.
It is important to note that these experiences can be shared anonymously and in formats that you are comfortable with.
Women's Aid is aware of the possible negative consequences for a survivor of speaking publicly. In line with our ‘Women Speaking Publicly’ policy (download here), we will work with women to assess their safety. We will only facilitate women speaking publicly where we have no concern for her safety.
The Communications Department of Women’s Aid will make contact with women and family members who volunteer to tell their story.
We will listen to the person's story and why they wants to speak publicly and explain possible implications of speaking publicly or in the media.
We will give the woman any support and/or help as needed in preparing for this work and the Women’s Aid National Freephone Helpline is always available for emotional support.
Please email Christina Sherlock, Communications and Campaigns Department at Christina.Sherlock@womensaid.ie or phone 087 9192457. All contact will be treated sensitively and in strictest confidence.