Is Anyone Listening?
Accountability and Women Survivors of Domestic Violence
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Is Anyone Listening? by Rosemary Aris
Book DescriptionDomestic violence is in the public eye as never before, but how often are abused women consulted or involved in the new services and policies? This book investigates, and reveals that the voices of survivors of domestic violence are often simply not heard; silenced, the women themselves become invisible. Is Anyone Listening? draws on the experiences of other service user movements to provide a strong conceptual framework for thinking about abused women's participation in policy and service development. It discusses empowerment issues and the women's movement against gender violence, exploring how far refuge organisations and other women's movement services have influenced statutory services and vice versa. It includes many practical ideas for involving women in the improvement of both policy and practice and gives examples of inspiring and innovatory projects. Based on a study carried out as part of the Economic and Social Research Council's Violence Research Programme, Is Anyone Listening? offers a unique analysis of the sensitive and complex issues involved in developing service user participation within the domestic violence field. The insights it provides will enable policy-makers, activists, students, practitioners and women who have experienced domestic violence to move forward together.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415259460
(234mm x 156mm x 11mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 21-Aug-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Rosemary Aris
Is Anyone Listening?, Hardback (August 2003)» View all books by Rosemary Aris
This book paints an overall picture of how domestic violence is being dealt with today and how contemporary concerns about service-user participation in improving services can be put into real and lasting effect.
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