Authors: Carrie Cuthbert, Kim Slote, Monica Ghosh Driggers, J.D., Cynthia J. Mesh, Lundy Bancroft, Jay Silverman
Battered Mothers Speak Out is a human rights report produced by the Battered Mothers' Testimony Project at the Wellesley Centers for Women. Begun in 1999, the Battered Mothers' Testimony Project (BMTP) is the first human rights initiative in the United States to address domestic violence and child custody issues. Our mission is to assess whether the Massachusetts family court system is acting in accordance with internationally accepted human rights standards and norms in selected cases and to identify and promote the changes necessary to ensure that the family courts meet their human rights obligations.