HelpCentre Women Rally Against Domestic Abuse

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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, the event starts at 3pm in the Rainbow Theatre, Seven Sisters Road and will run for about an hour and a half.

The objective is to help women who have suffered from all types of abuse at any time in their lives to break free of the guilt and self condemnation that so often go with this treatment, however all women are welcome.

The main speakers will be Fernanda Bezerra and Flavia Barcelos who lead the RAHAB (Removing All Hurt and Abuse) Group at the HelpCentre supported by Maria de Fatima Carvalho who will talk about her experience overcoming abuse-related traumas.

Attendees will be able to take advantage of free personal advice from the RAHAB team and will receive practical advice on what to do next in order to start seeing improvements in their lives.

“Violence blights the lives of an estimated one in three women and girls worldwide, which makes it one of the major problems of our time, yet it is often treated as the elephant in the room,” said Fernanda Bezerra.

“We hope to make some progress in helping such women set themselves free from the negative thoughts they have about themselves and the weight they’ve been carrying because of the way they have been treated.

“Abuse, be it physical, emotional, mental or sexual is never the victim’s fault no matter what the circumstances or the situation and speaking up about it is the first step towards getting over a broken past.”

Attendees can be confident that no one will be judged, condemned or rejected whatever has happened in their past and that they will be welcomed and treated with dignity and respect.

 

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Notes to editors

 

This year’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women took place on Monday November 25.

UCKG is a Christian church and registered charity that offers a range of practical support activities alongside spiritual support and comfort and welcomes all-comers. It reached the UK in 1995 and has gone from strength to strength, providing support and spreading the Christian faith. There are UCKG HelpCentre branches in England and Wales.

For further information please contact the UCKG HelpCentre Press Officer via e-mail on press@uckgnew.org or direct line 020 7686 6033.

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