Women's Aid Listening to Children Campaign:
Messages written by children on the "Children's Graffiti Wall" during the event
"I hope these men stop right now!!"
"wish we could have a new refuge because there are too many families in a small house."
K, age 11
"The victims need as much support as the perpetrator but they seem to have more rights."
"I hate my dad so much."
"have been waiting 3 years for a new home."
"Why does it take so long to find us a new home?"
"I've got my new house."
"Make claims more quicker for the people living in the refuge."
"Have more nice facilities in the refuge for children."
"After the refuge I went into a group called TJs. We have fun and discussions about domestic violence."
"More help about education for young people in the refuge."
"Help more priority access [benefits? Housing?] rather than making a phone call every morning at 9AM."
"I, XXX, have seen and have felt domestic violence and it was a man called XXX. Every time my mum called the police they took too long and I think that he should have gone to jail for life there and then without mum saying so."
"I want it to stop now!"
"I like it in the refuge because there is a playroom with toys I've never heard or played and Amy and Jerry are the best workers."
"I wish I had a room and a computer."
"I want a study room in the refuge."
"I like the refuge because there is a playroom and I like my room."
"I like the refuge because everyone there is kind."
"I want to kill my dad so he don't hurt mummy anymore."
"Men are wrong."