Negotiated truths and iterative practice in action : the Women in Conflict expressive life writing project

Jensen, Margaret and Campbell, Siobhan (2019) Negotiated truths and iterative practice in action : the Women in Conflict expressive life writing project. In: Douglas, Kate and Barnwell, Ashley, (eds.) Research Methodologies for Auto/Biography Studies. New York, NY : Routledge. pp. 149-160. (Routledge Auto/Biography Studies) ISBN 9780367255688

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Abstract

This chapter focusses on the research, collaborative development and adapted delivery of a project that investigated one vital site within the complex processes of rights defence and campaigning: that of the interview. The Women in Conflict: Expressive Life Writing Project was conceived as a way of interrogating current best practice guidelines on the documentation and investigation of sexual violence in conflict via the protocols used in interviewing survivor/witnesses. Its aim is to test the use of Expressive Life Writing workshop methodologies with victims of sexual violence in conflict as an ancillary approach to evidence-gathering that might move beyond ‘do no harm’ by supporting psychological well-being and recovery from traumatic experiences. In this chapter, we will outline the initial research, development, further iterative research, adaptation and finally the implementation of this project, the outcome of which was the provision of evidence-informed materials for training local rights defenders in the use of our flexible and interactive methodologies in the process of interviewing victims of sexual violence.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Area: English language and literature
Sociology
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Arts, Culture and Communication
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Depositing User: Margaret Jensen
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2019 12:24
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2019 12:33
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/43999

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