Join the Women's Aid Media Panel

Media panel

Tell your story and help us communicate the reality of domestic violence in Ireland.

One of the most powerful ways to communicate the reality of domestic violence is through the words of a woman survivor of violence.  

Telling your personal story can:

  • Empower you to speak about the domestic violence that you have experienced in the past.
  • Empower women currently experiencing domestic violence to break their silence and seek support.
  • Advocate for better services, awareness and understanding of domestic 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.

 We are looking for:

  • Women, over the age of 18, who feel safe enough to share their experience of domestic violence.
  • Women who have experienced any form of digital abuse from a current or former intimate partner including online harassment, social media stalking, text harrassment, GPS tracking, and the non consensual sharing of explicit images (revenge porn).
  • Family members of women who were killed by their partners or exes.
  • Young women aged 18-25 who have experienced ‘dating’ abuse.
  • Family members who may be willing to share their perspective on caring for a person affected by domestic violence, with the woman's permission.
  • Adults who witnessed their mothers’ experiencing domestic violence as children.
  • It is preferable, but not essential, that you or the person you care about used Women’s Aid for support.

 It is important to note that these experiences can be shared anonymously and in formats that you are comfortable with.  

Safety at all times

  • 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.

Interested?

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.