Awareness ‘growing’

Friday, 14th July, 2017

(Back left) Domestic Violence Liason Officer Barrier LAC Steve Dohnt, Barrier LAC Constable Josh Jolliffe, (front) Salvation Army Domestic Violence Case Manager Sharryn Matthews and case manager Anne Te Kawa with volunteer Sue Lukoschek at the Purple Ribbon Day stall. (Back left) Domestic Violence Liason Officer Barrier LAC Steve Dohnt, Barrier LAC Constable Josh Jolliffe, (front) Salvation Army Domestic Violence Case Manager Sharryn Matthews and case manager Anne Te Kawa with volunteer Sue Lukoschek at the Purple Ribbon Day stall.

Awareness surrounding domestic violence and child sexual assault is growing, according to the local organisers of Purple Ribbon Day.

The annual Purple Ribbon Day stall was held at Westside Plaza yesterday. It was organised by the Broken Hill Domestic Violence Committee with the help of other services.

Purple Ribbon Day aims to raise awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault against children.

President of the committee Eleanor Blows said they had a great day and were very busy with lots of people coming up to the stall.

“It’s been great, we have been very busy,” she said.

“We’ve had lots of services come on board which is fantastic.”

Mrs Blows said they were happy with the support they received.

“We’ve received a lot of support from services and community members,” she said.

“The day is about raising awareness about domestic violence and sexual assault against children.

“Sometimes people can keep these things bottled up, it’s about breaking the silence and stopping the violence.”