13 monologues about DFV
Collected and written by Joy Snihur Wyatt Laking
who owns the copyright for this play
but has allowed impact to use it free of charge
and to modify it as we see fit
Our hope for 'Invisible Prisons'
DFV is is not just physical. It is made up of, and builds upon, links of alienation, domination, isolation and violation. Living with abuse gradually builds an invisible prison around a person making it very difficult for them to escape.
By making abuse visible, recognised and unacceptable by and to society, we can provide one of the keys to escape.
Although DFV is most often practised by men against women, this is not always the case. Any time there is ongoing power imbalance in a relationship, the potential for abuse exists.
It is impact's hope that everyone will feel an ownership for the issue of DFV in society and that we will work towards communication, negotiation, appreciation and co-operation in all of our relationships.
Two different versions with different stagings and endings are here to give you an idea: