'My story is like a magic wand': a qualitative study of personal storytelling and activism to stop violence against women in Turkey

Mwaba, K., Senyurek, G., Ulman, Y. I., Minckas, N., Hughes, P., Paphitis, S., Andrabi, S., Ben Salem, L., Ahmad, L., Ahmad, A., & Mannell, J. (2021). 'My story is like a magic wand': a qualitative study of personal storytelling and activism to stop violence against women in Turkey. Global health action14(1), 1927331:  Telling personal stories of violence has been central to recent advocacy efforts to prevent violence against women around the world. In this paper, the authors explore the use of personal storytelling as a form of activism to prevent femicide in Turkey. This study is part of a broader storytelling initiative called SHAER (Storytelling for Health: Acknowledgement, Expression and Recovery) to alleviate the psychological and emotional suffering of women who have experienced gender-based violence in high prevalence settings. Read the open-access article here.