It is every woman’s human right to live a life free of sexual assault and domestic violence. However, if she is subjected to any form of violence, it is equally her right to receive compassionate assistance in her recovery and full redress for the crime through the criminal justice system.
We are inspired by the importance and challenge of working in the field of gender-based violence. Although we have worked in many different contexts (service provision, information and education, advocacy), locally, nationally and internationally, we remain committed for two reasons. First, we come across so many stories of strength and bravery and we wish to give visibility to this resilience. Second, we seek to bridge the worlds of research, policy and practice and contribute something useful to services on the ground.