Breaking the Silence

by your-destiny-limited in Erdington, Birmingham

We did it
On 25th December 2013 we successfully raised £6,020 with 65 supporters in 28 days

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.

by your-destiny-limited in Erdington, Birmingham

 

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.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

A big shout out on Facebook, twitter and a personal email from the director. Also a free DVD of the production.

£20 or more

£20 Reward

All the above with a signed programme

£50 or more

£50 Reward

A big shout out on our website, Facebook, Twitter and a personal email from the director. A signed programme. A complimentary ticket to the show or a DVD if you are unable to attend.

£100 or more

£100 Reward

A big shout out on our website, Facebook, Twitter, and a personal email from the director. 2 Complimentary tickets to the show with a drink. Your name on the credits of the DVD. A thank you on the programme. A DVD of the production and a signed programme.

£500 or more

0 of 6 claimed

£500 Reward

All of the above with VIP seats. Your name on the programme, also at the beginning and end of the DVD production. A chance to meet to full cast and a personal interview with the director.

£1,000 or more

2 of 2 claimed

£1,000 Reward

All of the above with an extra 2 tickets all on VIP seats. Complimentary drinks on the night. Your name on the programme including half a page of advertising space.

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