The project is delivered by Irish Traveller women with lived experience of domestic abuse, ensuring a deep level of understanding and sensitivity of the complexities of such relationships, and the difficulties and barriers to accessing support and advice.
The key aims of the project are to:
- Offer confidential outreach and initial assessment support with/without a specialist caseworkers from SWA for women and girls
- Make direct referrals for assessment and support
- Deliver domestic and sexual abuse awareness raising with service providers and key agencies who are developing services with the aim of building capacity of statutory & voluntary organisations to engage and work effectively with GRT communities.
- We can also offer advice and support on service development, training and consultancy nationally.
Family Rights GroupWe've also partnered with Family Rights Group to produce a Q&A blog responding to questions about children’s services and their involvement with families who are experiencing or have experienced domestic violence. You can read the blog here
Some of the other projects achievements to date:
“An important, poignant piece of theatre. It brought me to tears. This script telling stories from the community is incredibly powerful.”
Never Going to Beat You
‘Never Going to Beat You’ is a play that threads together the varying and different stories of many women of all ages from the Gypsy, Traveller and Roma communities. The women participated in numerous workshops hosted by the Traveller Movement women’s project with the playwright Jennie Buckman from Giants Theatre Company over a 12 month period to share their experiences. Eighteen women in total participated in this project at different stages.
Watch the trailer: https://vimeo.com/189023459