Abuse victim writes a letter to Michel van Hilten
Unknown place, 11 July 2018 Dear Mr Van Hilten, It took me, a woman in my 50s, very, very hard to write this letter to you. It […]
Letter to Minister Dekker: 'Can you explain to me the importance of reporting the crime?'
In the media, Minister Dekker of Legal Protection has repeatedly called on persons with experiences of sexual abuse within the Jehovah's Witnesses to report this […]
What could I do against an elder who was being carried on?
After my divorce, sixteen years ago now, I was completely devastated. I no longer knew who I was. My fellow believers in the congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses were very ...
My mother was an anointed one
One night I saw the news and heard that the Jehovah's Witnesses community had come into the news regarding the abuse that is common in the community. I […]
My story about abuse with Jehovah's Witnesses
I was born in 1959, my parents, grandfather and grandmother and aunts on my father's side were already JG (Jehovah's Witnesses). I was raised as a JG according to all the strict rules of […]
Following your heart
“I have to admit that I am typing this piece with a thick throat and tears in my eyes, because I am going to tell you why when I was seventeen I chose to […]
Jack was sexually abused within the Jehovah's Witnesses
Jack * (33) grows up in an environment that he experiences as unloving. His father is an alcoholic and his mother an emotionally damaged woman who cannot give love. Because […]
Incest by my father, a Jehovah's Witness
My parents became Jehovah's Witnesses shortly after World War II. I was born in 1948, and like my brother, I was raised in this faith. This belief meant […]
Frank Huiting broke his silence at Jehovah's Witnesses
Ex-Jehovah's Witness Frank Huiting (39) experienced a double coming out this year. In Trouw he told anonymously about the abuse in his youth, but later made himself known to others […]