EUCAP recently announced that we received funding from European Women’s Lobby to develop a 3-month project on violence against autistic people, in particular autistic women and girls.
The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign that kicks off on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December, Human Rights Day.
During this time, EUCAP will run a small awareness campaign to bring attention to violence against autistic people, by sharing information on the topic.
Today, we announce that as part of the funding we received, we want to ask for stories, written by autistic people about their lived experiences on violence. Although we can’t pay for every story sent, 10 stories will be chosen and paid for, which will be published and shared, to bring awareness on the experiences of violence that autistic people suffer throughout their life. You can write maximum 4 word pages, about any type of violence, in any setting, including violence suffered in an institutional settings or on experiences of reporting violence or accessing support.
If you feel more comfortable, you can request for the story to be published anonymously. If your story is not one of the 10 picked, you can also make it available for publishing, if you still want to share your story.
Due to the difficult theme, we ask for people to write only if they are ok to do so, and we can share with you support lines in your country or where you can find support services.
You can send your stories to firstname.lastname@example.org with the title ‘Stories beyond violence’ until the end of January.