Survivors against terror

Find out more about our work and join the conversation

Download the first major survey of terror survivors’ views here

Survivors Against Terror is a network of family members who have lost a loved one to terror and survivors of terror attacks. Our mission is to help our country tackle terrorism more effectively and ensure victims and their families get the support they deserve.

Survivors Against Terror is made up of a wide range of people, from different backgrounds and with very different experiences. Survivors Against Terror's steering group is made up of:

Jo Berry Profile Picture

Jo Berry

whose father was killed by the IRA in the Brighton bombing

Brendan Cox Profile Picture

Brendan Cox

whose wife Jo Cox MP was murdered by a far-right extremist

Charlotte Dixon-Sutcliffe Profile Picture

Charlotte Dixon-Sutcliffe

whose husband was killed in the Brussels metro bombing

Gina Van Dort Profile Picture

Gina Van Dort

who was shot and lost her husband in the Tunisia beach attack

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Travis Frain

who was hit by the car on Westminster Bridge

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Mike Haines

whose brother was murdered in Syria by ISIS

Dan Hett Profile Picture

Dan Hett

whose brother Martyn was killed in the Manchester bombing

Sajda Mughal Profile Picture

Sajda Mughal

who was in the next carriage to one of the 7/7 bombers

Survivors Against Terror will work on two priority areas:

  • How we tackle terrorism more effectively as a country.
  • How we ensure victims and their families get the support they deserve.

Our view is that terrorism can be defeated. But only if everyone in the country pulls together and fights it more effectively. We will give survivors a voice and will campaign for:

  • Strong support for the police and security services
  • Better integrated and more inclusive communities
  • Tackling hate speech that drives terror, from extremist preachers to neo-Nazis
  • Strong action by social media companies to stamp out hate speech on their platforms
  • Respectful treatment of families and survivors by the mainstream media
  • A unified public response

As survivors and family members, our experience of support from the government and service providers has been mixed. Often this has been exemplary, but in other cases families and survivors have been left with little support. We will reach out to other survivors and bereaved families to understand what is, and isn’t working and will talk to the government and other service providers about the gaps we find.

Terrorism is not new, but still causes pain and anguish. Our country has taken on and defeated bigger threats in the past, and we know if we work together and look after those bereaved or injured, we can and will defeat this.

How can I get involved?

If you have lost a loved one to terror or survived a terror attack, and want to be part of Survivors Against Terror we would love to hear from you.

Please contact us at contact@survivorsagainstterror.org.uk

Press and Media

To request a spokesperson for Survivors Against Terror or media information please get in contact.

Please contact us at press@survivorsagainstterror.org.uk