The Wall of Silence Exhibition

You can help get this exhibition touring around the UK! Read on and be inspired to help!

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The Wall of Silence is an exhibition of images, stories and poems from
adult survivors of abuse. It highlights the extent of child abuse and
Its impact on victims and adult survivors.

The wall invites us to connect to each experience;
To bear witness
To stand against abuse
& the silence around it.

The photos, words & art on display at the Wall of Silence Exhibition have immense power. They express:-

•the emotions of experiencing abuse and its aftermath

•the pain, losses and confusions

•the resistance and pride of surviving

Below are some of the comments made by visitors to the exhibition held at the Colsten Hall in Bristol in January 2016

 

If you are a victim/survivor of child abuse in UK & would like to contribute to the wall –

– or if you would like to have the exhibition in your area see below –

The Wall of Silence was produced by The Southmead Project and is a unique exhibition that not only highlights child abuse, its impact and the suffering this causes, but also the sheer determination and doggedness of those affected in trying to overcome the aftermath of that abuse: self-harming, substance misuse and sadly, attempts – sometimes successful, to take one’s life.

Child abuse is regularly being highlighted in all media outlets and the government has set up an Inquiry into the matter. The exhibition is a very powerful way of ensuring the voice of the victims and survivors will be heard. Following the initial launch of the exhibition at Colston Hall Bristol early January, the exhibition moved on to City Hall London and this was another enormous success. The next event will be held at Avon and Somerset Police HQ North Somerset running from the 3rd to the 6th May 2016 with a further 4 venues in England and Wales already in the diary.

Further details contact Dr Mike Peirce MBE – CEO Southmead Project: 0117 9506022 or email: mikepeirce45@yahoo.co.uk

Address:   Southmead Project,
165 Greystoke Avenue, Bristol,
Avon, United Kingdom, BS10 6AS

Twitter

@southmeadproj

Website http://www.wallofsilence.co.uk

WATCH this 2min TV news item featuring The Wall of Silence Exhibition at the Colsten Hall in Bristol

(courtesy of ‘Made in Bristol TV ‘)

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Should crimes die with the accused? Peter McKelvies thoughts Janner sex abuse trial

Lord janner abused 12 at children’s homes -police have info  from 25 alleged victims. Please click here image

This by Peter McKelvie a well respected supporter of child abuse victims & survivors & whistleblower of such crimes committed against them

“Crimes should never die with the accused in my opinion. Justice is a great deal more than getting an abuser convicted in their lifetime.
If they’ve got away with it because they are so powerful ( and sexual abuse is about the
abuse of power) or it has been covered up, their legacy should be about who they really are and what they actually did, and so if the truth only comes out after they’ve died then that gives some justice to the victims.

In the future with Mandatory Reporting and the hoped for recommendations of the Goddard Inquiry when it reports (eventually) and the new awareness of the real extent of abuse amongst the courts, the Police etc we won’t have as many powerful abusers getting away with their crimes in the future ( that’s the ideal world I know )
However – as over the last 100 years plus – the child had NO power, was NOT listened to, and the more powerful the abuser the more they were protected.

Those abusers that were protected and were allowed to die with no criminal record should be investigated after death because that is natural justice and the very least a victim or victims deserve

Let’s remember that the abuse is a life sentence for some victims who never become survivors.”

(Printed with permission)