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‘Purple Up’ Limerick

Limerick is asked to ‘Purple Up’ as part of the International 16 Days of Action Opposing Violence Against Women, from 25 November to 10 December.



Organised by Limerick Local Area Network on Violence Against Women (LAN), Purple Up Limerick aims to highlight the prevalence of violence against women and stand in solidarity with those who are affected by abuse in their close relationships.


1 in 5 women in Ireland experience domestic abuse and 216 women have died violently in Ireland since 1996.


The campaign also seeks to turn the spotlight on abusers and send a message to them that Limerick will not tolerate abuse of our women and girls.




As part of the ‘Purple Up’ campaign, shops, schools, credit unions, banks, offices and organisations are asked to decorate their windows in purple and display posters supporting the campaign.


A ‘Purple Up’ rally will also take place in Limerick City from 12-2pm on Friday 24 November.


On the day, people are asked to wear purple, carry purple flags and banners and meet at the junction of Thomas Street and O’Connell Street in Limerick City centre. The rally will be attended by men’s and women’s groups and clubs from all over Limerick City and County.


A National Moment of Silence will be observed at 12.30pm on the day, when 216 lights will be lit in memory of the 216 women who have died violently in Ireland in the last 20 years.




To request a ‘Purple Up’ pack containing purple balloons, decorations and posters, contact Deirdre Barrett at ADAPT Domestic Abuse Services at or 061-412354.



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