Inge Verdaasdonk has her own story of being a victim of domestic violence. In 2007, she was a client with her 2 children and they stayed at 3 different women shelters in the Netherlands. After that experience, she joined an advocacy group for (ex) partner abuse and participated in client panels at a women shelter and at the Dutch umbrella organization for shelters. She continues to share her experiences with women and organizations about violence against women. Inge is also a social worker, mostly working with clients or groups at a home for multi-problem clients. Empowerment and connecting people and ideas are key words for her.