The insight component of Insight Exchange invites people with lived experiences of Domestic and Family Violence to share their experience through a safe and ethical process that affirms agency and upholds dignity.
My Insights Shared hosts this insight grouped into projects or initiatives, the first of which is Voices of Resistance – a project that documented four women’s resistance and responses to the violence they experienced. The project participants supported the development and prototyping of the interview process for Insight Exchange through the sharing of their resistance and responses to violence. The result of the prototyping phase is an interview process with clear protocols and steps that provides a structure for an interview that affirms agency, is safe ethical and upholds a person’s dignity.
What have participants engaging in the insight component said about their experience of participation?
“Thanks.. just doing that interview and reading it now has really changed my perception again. I’m not sure where or how, but I feel different and in a good moving on way.”
“As a man working with men to end their violence I found your stories so profound and insightful. I will carry these into my work with men and hope to support them to develop greater empathy and insights into the impacts of their behaviour on the women and children in their lives. Thank you so much for your courage and strength. I am continually inspired by the women who continue to contribute to the cause of ending men’s violence. It’s time more men stood beside you in this, and you’ve inspired me to continue toward that goal.”
Luke Addinsall | Clinical Specialist | Men and Family Centre