Speaking truth to power:
The role of victim-survivors in driving policy change on gender-based violence
Specifically it will:
- Examine the role Rosie Batty played in bringing about significant policy reform in Victoria.
- Explore the limitations and risks involved in engaging victim-survivors in the development of public policy.
- Define optimal role for victim-survivors in development of policy, and pros and cons of engagement mechanisms.
This research aims to establish a knowledge base regarding the role of victim-survivor advocates in the development of public policy and best practice mechanisms for engagement. Findings will inform the development of a framework for effectively engaging victim-survivors in the development of domestic violence policy.
PhD Candidate Lisa Wheildon, BehaviourWorks, Monash Sustainable Development Institute, Monash University
Dr Asher Flynn
Professor Jacqui True
This project is funded by ANROWS Research Fund to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children (Philanthropic – Luke Batty Legacy).