Who we are
Victory Voices is one of the UK-wide charity dedicated solely to tackling child sexual abuse in Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities. Every day, children and young people across the UK suffer sexual abuse, most commonly at the hands of someone they know. Latest research suggests at least one in six children aged 11-17 become victims. In the BME communities, 1 in 3 girls are sexually abused before the age of 16 and are four times more likely to be victims of rape, attempted rape and sexual assault, in cultural and religious secrecy. Our stance is that culture and religion should never be a reason to abuse children. We work to prevent abuse from happening in the first place - and to prevent it from happening again if it already has.
All available evidence indicates that the risk to children has grown during the Covid-19 pandemic. And that’s why we must be stronger, bolder and more innovative in our operations. Our skills and our commitment are needed more than ever.