chapter  19
12 Pages

Negotiated Truths and Iterative Practice in Action

The Women in Conflict Expressive Life Writing Project
WithMeg Jensen, Siobhan Campbell

This chapter focuses on the collaborative development and delivery of the Women in Conflict Expressive Life Writing Project, which interrogates current best practice guidelines on the documentation and investigation of rights violations and suggests adaptations to existing protocols for interviewing survivors of sexual violence in conflict. The project aims to provide an ancillary approach to evidence-gathering that might move beyond “do no harm” by supporting recovery from traumatic experiences. Here, Jensen and Campbell reveal how the iterative is both generated by, and inscribed within, any project with storytelling or story-gathering at its core, leading to new insights about how truths are negotiated in practice-based settings.