Breaking the Silence

Breaking the silence aims to: • Raise awareness of issues around domestic violence, arranged marriages and human trafficking • Equip them with tools to recognize the signs (of domestic violence & abuse, forced arranged marriages and human trafficking) and to make critical life choices. • Empower and encourage potential victims of domestic abuse (physical, emotional and psychological) to break the cycle of intimidation and seek help • We will achieve the above through theatre & film productions We are looking to put on our first theatre production to Break the silence of domestic violence and abuse. 'When I Grow Up' on 28th Feb 2014.

They did it!


On 25th Dec 2013 we successfully raised

£6,020

of £6,000 target
with

65 backers

in

28 days



 

In my quest for love and acceptance from my family, I was stripped of all hope and dignity and left shattered and alone. After surviving all that I had experienced: physical, sexual and emotional abuse, and an existence characterized by broken promises and fierce rejection. 15 years ago, whilst at the lowest point of my life. I became so suicidal and began hating my life and all that it had to offer. Tried and tested everything…self-harm, suicide, drugs, sleeping around, night clubs you name it I tried it…but to no avail, still depressed, wounded and wishing it all to end. I somehow became the unwitting tool to do the extraordinary!

One day from my lowest point, I found hope and it completely changed my destiny. For the first time in my life I saw a glimpse of my future. I have now set up a project called ‘Breaking the Silence’ to help others in the same situation as I was in many years ago.

       Statistics:

- 1 in 4 women will be a victim of domestic violence in their lifetime many of these on a number of occasions.

- One incident of domestic violence is reported to the police every minute.

- On average, 2 women a week are killed by a current or former male partner.

None of these statistics reflect the full extent.

Breaking the silence aims to:

• Raise awareness of issues around domestic violence, forced arranged marriages & human trafficking

• Equip them with tools to recognize the signs (of domestic violence & abuse, forced arranged marriages and human trafficking) and to make critical life choices.

• Empower and encourage potential victims of domestic abuse (physical, emotional and psychological) to break the cycle of intimidation and seek help.

• We will achieve the above through theatre & film productions

 

Theatre Production

With the money raised we are looking to put on our first theatre production to ‘Break the Silence’ of domestic violence and abuse.The production is called 'When I Grow Up'which will show on the 28th Feb 2014.

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