Monday, 27 March 2017 On Sunday 19 March over 250 young people from all over north London made their way to the Rainbow Theatre in Finsbury Park for the Victory Youth Group’s (VYG) Queen of Hearts event. The play, Queen of Hearts, followed the progress of a girl in multiple relationships and the negative impact […]
Monday, 27 March 2017 On Sunday 19 March a team of young people from the local branch of the Victory Youth Group (VYG) put on a show, named Queen of Hearts, for younger teens, to help them understand what good relationships are all about. Introduced by Cllr Janet Daby, Lewisham’s Cabinet Member For Community Safety, […]
Monday, 27 March 2017 Young people from the Victory Youth Group’s (VYG) Hammersmith branch made extensive use of social media to attract a big audience to see the Queen of Hearts, their show about relationships, on Sunday 19 March. Organised by youth leader, Kai Lily and VYG members, and performed at the UCKG HelpCentre in Hammersmith […]
Many people use the word “abuse” to mean rape, yet the true meaning covers a variety of areas of life. Emotional abuse is usually through verbal attacks, but is far more than just criticism or humiliation. In fact, there is no such thing as physical, sexual, or financial abuse without emotional abuse too. They are all closely linked.
My childhood was no fairy tale, but more like a living nightmare! By the time I was 16 years old, I had already been sexually abused twice. This stirred up a lot of hatred and anger in me, and I became a very aggressive person.
Friday 29th November 2013 Hot on the heels of the 2013 International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, a women’s group from the UCKG HelpCentre in Finsbury Park is holding a rally in support of abused women on Saturday November 30th. Called Break the Silence, And Remove All The Hurt And Pain Together, […]
Wednesday 5th December 2012 Following its Break the Silence, End the Violence event late last month, the UCKG HelpCentre has released data on its work in supporting women affected by domestic abuse. The information was gathered by RAHAB (Removing All Hurt and Abuse) the UCKG HelpCentre’s survivor group of women who have regained their lives […]
Wednesday 19th October 2011 Senior child protection officer Jennifer Mensah and former child protection officer Sherene Changoo, from the UCKG HelpCentre’s national headquarters in Finsbury Park, North London, have received Community Ambassador Awards from CCPAS, the Churches Child Protection Advisory Service. Both Sherene and Jennifer were presented with framed certificates by Simon Bass, CEO of […]
A traumatic past growing up, reflected on the woman I became later on in life.
I had low self-esteem and insecurities because of the sexual abuse I suffered when I was 12-years- old. My mother and stepfather’s relationship was plagued by physical, emotional and verbal abuse, so I decided to never get married.
I remember my childhood clearly, when I lived back home in Brazil. I can recall the beatings, the abuse, the abandonment and the unhappiness. My mother beat me for any and every reason until my body was covered in bruises. One day she did it with a football boot; I thought I was going to die.