Story Topic: Victim / Survivor

Matthew James (England)

Photography Brian Mooody Matthew James and his partner, Katy, were burgled twice within a three-month period by the same offender. The couple began to feel ‘under siege’ and unsafe in their own home. When the young man was arrested they were approached to meet him in a restorative justice conference at Pentonville Prison. In May… more

Natalia Aggiano (England)

Photography by Brian Moody In 1997, after 30 years of bullying and abuse, Natalia Aggiano’s mother was brutally murdered by her father at his home in Scunthorpe, England. Her father later died of cancer in prison. Natalia has written a book with Vanessa Howard on her experience, ‘Unconditional Love’ (2008). My dad was brought up as a… more

Terry Caffey (USA)

On the night of March 1st, 2008, in a quiet, rural Texan community, Terry Caffey’s wife, Penny, and their two young sons, Bubba and Tyler, were brutally murdered by their 16-year-old daughter’s boyfriend, Charlie Wilkinson, and his friend Charles Waid. Terry and his daughter Erin were the only members of the family to survive, but… more

Magdeline Makola (Scotland)

Photography by Brian Moody In December 2008, Justice Ngema, an illegal immigrant from South Africa, abducted South African-born nurse Magdeline Makola from her home in Scotland, locking her in the boot of her car. It wasn’t until 10 days later that policemen heard Magdeline’s muffled cries and rescued her. In 2009 Ngema received a minimum… more

Kemal Pervanic (Bosnia)

Photography by Brian Moody Kemal Pervanic is a survivor of the notorious Omarska concentration camp, which was set up by Bosnian Serb forces in the early days of the Bosnian War. The camp, nominally an ‘investigation centre’, was uncovered by British journalists in 1992, leading to international outrage and condemnation. Kemal now lives in England,… more

Rosalyn Boyce (England)

Photography by Brian Moody Some years ago, Rosalyn Boyce’s life catapulted into a downward spiral when she was raped by a man who broke into her Surrey home. In 2014 she met her attacker in prison and offered him her forgiveness. He broke into my house and found me reading in bed while my two-year-old… more

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