#InHerShoes is a research, narrative and awareness raising project documenting the responses to older women (and their families) who report sexual assault, as an older women. It documents the experience from the older woman’s perspective (or family members on their behalf) so that we can identify strategies to improve responses as a concrete way to prevent sexual assault.
The project will enable us to understand the responses which the older woman who experienced the sexual assault (or her representatives) had to face, and to view the situation from her perspective. In other words, it invites us to step into her shoes. This ‘shoes’ based approach has been demonstrated to assist in building empathy and understanding experiences of others. This will set the foundation for the action necessary to change narrative and practice around the sexual assault of older women.