The immobilities of gender-based violence in lockdown: Devising workshops to support women who experienced gender-based violence during the Covid-19 pandemic to tell and share their stories

Mel Parks, Jess Moriarty, Hannah Vincent

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Abstract

This article reports on a UK-wide, transdisciplinary project between creative writers and social scientists that was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), exploring how storytelling workshops with women who experienced gender-based violence (GBV) in lockdown could be used to inform and change social and legal policies. The article is split into two sections: in the first, we give an outline of the project and how the creative workshops were devised, and in the second, we adopt a trioethnographic stance, enabling us to contextualise and present our dialogues that 1. reflect on our lived experience of devising the workshops and 2. draw on interview data with writers and artists who co-led the project to make recommendations for workshop facilitation with people who have experienced GBV.
The project (AH/V013122/1) is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) as part of UKRI’s Covid-19 funding.
Original languageEnglish
JournalLIRIC: The Lapidus International Research and Innovation Community Journal
Volume2
Issue number2
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 4 Jan 2022

Keywords

  • gender-based violence;
  • creative writing
  • workshops
  • trioethnography
  • writing for change

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