Alison’s story

Alison is involved in the case taken by the eight women. She requested anonymity; this has been upheld by the courts. ‘Alison’ is a pseudonym.

Alison gave evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee in February 2013, alongside Helen and Lisa. You can read the transcript of their oral evidence here.

Following the oral evidence, at the request of the committee, Alison also submitted written evidence, which you can read here.

Alison gave an interview about her experiences to the BBC Newsnight programme on March 6th 2014, which can be seen here; her interview begins from (from 16.06 minutes in).

Alison also wrote about her story in the Guardian newspaper on June 3rd 2014, and criticised the police’s ‘Neither Confirm Nor Deny’ stance.  Her article can be read here.

On 14th April 2016 Alison spoke at the University of Manchester School of Law. She specifically talks about children, family and institutional sexism – the clip can be seen here.

If you quote any of the above accounts, for articles, blogs, or academic research, please let us know. Please respect that while these words appear in the public domain, they belong to people who have had their private lives profoundly abused. Thank you.

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