Women’s shelter



Interviewer: Josien Pieterse


Number of interviews: 5

This Oral History project interviews five women who have left their mark on the 40-year history of women’s shelters in the Netherlands.


The role of the Blijf-van-m’n-Lijf shelters and the women who founded the first shelter and who have been directors of the growing organisation at decisive moments, or who have otherwise had a great influence on the development of the women’s shelter. Their personal and professional story complements the sources in the literature and archive on women’s shelters (i.e. Blijf-van-m’n-Lijf).


The interviews also focus on the significance of the self-help principle as initially developed in Blijf-van-mijn-Lijf.


ATRIA – blijf van m’n lijf