London, Ont. – The London Abused Women's Centre (LAWC) is proud to be kicking off the 11th annual Shine the Light on Woman Abuse campaign to the public tonight Monday, November 2 at 5:30 p.m. The event will be hosted virtually, and community members can participate by tuning into the livestream at facebook.com/endwomanabuse. They are also encouraged to put a purple light bulb or purple string lights on their front porch or in their windows.
"A simple purple light can save a life. It sends a message to your friends, family and neighbours that you will support them should they be or become victims of abuse," said LAWC's Executive Director Megan Walker.
The London Police Association will be present to make a special announcement, and this year's campaign honouree and sex-trafficking survivor, Olivea Beadle, will share her story of hope.
"This campaign has given me the opportunity to be a survivor-leader, where I can give a voice to other women and girls and encourage them to reach out to LAWC for help when they need it," said Beadle.
About the Campaign
Shine the Light on Woman Abuse is a trademarked public awareness campaign run annually by the London Abused Women's Centre. The campaign aims to raise awareness of men's violence against women, as well as to stand in solidarity with women and girls who have been victims of physical, sexual, emotional and/or psychological abuse by turning buildings and landmarks purple for the month of November.
About London Abused Women's Centre
The London Abused Women's Centre (LAWC) is a feminist agency that provides free counselling, advocacy and support to abused, prostituted, trafficked and harassed women and girls over 12. LAWC also provides hope and support to families of women and girls who have been sex trafficked or gone missing.
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Manager London Abused Women’s Centre
t: 519-432-2204 or 519-317-3038