Kilkenny people urged to ‘Go Purple’ in support of local domestic violence victims
Community gardai in Kilkenny are backing the initiative to raise awarness of domestic violence, which has become a growing problem during lockdown.
A local Garda spokesperson said: “This Friday is your chance to highlight and celebrate the essential work that Domestic Abuse services are carrying out in our communities. Show your support by wearing purple, lighting up a building, dyeing your hair purple even making a purple cake. An Garda Síochána Kilkenny /Carlow are delighted to support this initiative.”
Kilkenny’s Amber Women’s Refuge thanked gardai for their help. A spokesperson said: “Fantastic – thank you for the support.”
Anyone who a victim of domestic violence, or knows of somebody, be it a friend, relative or neighbour, to contact their local Garda station, or in case of an emergency to call 112 or 999.