Reaction to RTL News message Police raids on Jehovah's Witnesses

December 6 2018

Reclaimed Voices is pleased that the Public Prosecution Service takes the situation seriously enough to search for information in this way. If these police raids lead to criminal cases and ultimately also to the trial of perpetrators, this is a good thing. In addition, we hope that the information that has been found will contribute to uncovering the problems in the policy of Jehovah's Witnesses concerning sexual abuse.

Jehovah's Witnesses should understand that this is not an attack on their faith. It is about the safety of children. As long as the organization of Jehovah's Witnesses is unwilling to have its own policy investigated to make improvements, these kinds of actions will be needed.

The board of Reclaimed Voices

Raymond Hintjes
Frank Huiting

Aswin Suierveld

RTL News item: Police raids at head office and church buildings Jehovah's Witnesses for abuse


Reclaim Your Voice: sexual abuse within the Jehovah's Witnesses

Reclaim your Voice

The English verb 'to reclaim' means to regain, reclaim. It can also be translated with protesting, or on the right path. This refers to our protest against the current policy of sexual abuse in the organization of Jehovah's Witnesses. The name of our foundation can be translated as 'regained votes': we offer people with abuse experiences who are tired (s) to silence their own win and to speak out.

It is the stories of these people of experience with Jehovah's Witnesses who denounce the wrongs. We can do nothing without their courage. Their voices give real meaning to Reclaimed Voices!

What can you do?

Stichting Reclaimed Voices argues for a policy change in Jehovah's Witnesses and awareness of the seriousness of the problem in the government: children must be able to grow up safely. Do you help by realizing our objective? This can be done, for example, by financially supporting the foundation with a donation. In addition, the foundation works with volunteers and experiential experts who consider it important that children can grow up safely and happily. You do not have to be sexually abused to do anything! You only need empathy to show out your neck for children!