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Limerick public asked to ‘Purple Up’ to oppose violence against women

THE people of Limerick are being asked to ‘Purple Up’ tomorrow, November 28, to mark the global 16 Days of Action Opposing Violence Against Women.

It’s Limerick’s fifth time taking part in the worldwide movement.

Local shops, schools, credit unions, banks, offices and organisations will decorate their windows in purple and display posters to support the campaign.

Meanwhile, members of the public are asked to wear purple to show solidarity with women who have been subject to violence.

Purple Up is being organised by Limerick Area Network on Violence Against Women (LAN) which is hosting a lunchtime event from 1 to 2pm on the day at Thomas Street in the city.

There will be talks from agencies which are part of LAN and the names of all women and children who have died in Ireland due to violence will be read out.

LAN Chairperson and Executive Director of Rape Crisis Midwest, Miriam Duffy says “each year the list of names of women who have died violently in our country grows. This event is a space to remember them and to highlight the need to continue the work of all of us in society to prevent future tragedies.”

To request a ‘Purple Up’ pack containing purple decorations and posters, contact the Limerick Women’s Network on 087-3283746 or 061-275970 or developmentworkerlink@gmail.com.

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