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'I Know a Woman' by April O'Connor is a collection of poems and
sketches which, in its entirety, traces one Irish woman's journey from
victim to survivor of domestic violence. It is an astonishingly brave
collection, and one that challenges the reader to engage on an
emotional level, not only with the woman behind the words on the
page, but with the concept of domestic violence as it is
(mis)understood in our society. It is an important collection that will
touch everyone who reads it.
'Living to Tell the Tale'...as told by survivors of domestic violence.
Women united for an end to violence - 2004.
This manual illustrates the everyday reality of so many people who live
with and survive domestic violence. The personal stories articulate the
raw fear, the searing pain, the confusion, the poverty and the isolation
of those living with and surviving domestic violence. It covers topics
such as perpertrators, the impact of domestic violence on women and
children, the difficulties of leaving and it gives insights into healing and
Life's Real Fairytale is a booklet produced by Domestic Violence
Response in conjunction with St. Paul's Secondary School.
This booklet was written and designed by transition year students to
address the lack of information on dating and sexual violence for
young people. It is direct and informative and includes topics such as
healthy versus unhealthy relationships, early warning signs of dating
violence, the cycle of abuse, perpetrator behaviour, exploration of
sexual boundaries, stories of young women's experience of abusive
dating relationships and information on how to help a friend.
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