Purple Ribbon Day – because it takes a community to raise a child

Internationally recognised Purple Ribbon Day is a day to bring awareness to communities about protecting and keeping children safe from child sexual assault and family violence with the core message being, violence of any kind is unnecessary and unacceptable.

For over 25 years, the Broken Hill Domestic Violence Committee has held Purple Ribbon Day each year to coincide with the school holiday period.

To show support for residents of the Broken Hill region, a range of services supporting victim-survivors of domestic violence will come together at Westside Plaza from 9:30am until 2pm this Thursday, July 13, to chat with people about violence prevention initiatives available in our community.

There will be information handouts from Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service, Warra Warra Legal Centre, Staying Home Leaving Violence, and other organisations, purple balloons and sample bags free for children, with purple ribbons available for anyone to wear and show their support.

For people interested in helping others in the community, or who wish to share their lived experience, the Broken Hill Domestic Violence Committee meet at 1pm on the first Tuesday of each month (except for January) at the YWCA at 349 Blende St where you will be warmly welcomed.

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