Speaking truth to power:
The role of victims and survivors in driving policy change on gender-based violence
- examines the role Rosie Batty played in bringing about significant policy reform in Victoria
- explores the limitations and risks involved in engaging victims and survivors in the development of public policy
- defines the optimal role for victims and survivors in developing policy and the supports needed to ensure marginalised voices are heard.
This research establishes a knowledge base regarding the role of victim and survivor advocates in developing public policy and best practice mechanisms for engagement. Findings provide insights for practitioners regarding the effective engagement of victims and survivors in the development of gender-based violence policy, particularly ensuring often-marginalised voices are heard.
PhD Candidate Lisa Wheildon, BehaviourWorks, Monash Sustainable Development Institute, Monash University
Associate Professor 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).