Merseyside Sexual Violence Awareness Week

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Liverpool Guild of Students, 160 Mount Pleasant, Liverpool, L3 5TR

This year, in association with Police and Crime Commissioners across the North West, NHS England, Sexual Assault & Abuse Services, and local community organisations, Merseyside is hosting a dedicated day of activities to support North West Sexual Violence Awareness Week.

As part of the awareness week, organisations across Merseyside are working together to offer two events on Thursday 11 November.

11 am – 4 pm: Residents are invited to meet local organisations and community groups who support survivors of sexual violence at the Liverpool Guild of Students.

5 pm – 6 pm: Take part in a moment of reflection to honour and remember those who have experienced sexual violence at St Johns Beacon. Please help us shine a light on the issue and bring the community together to stand up to abuse. Don’t forget to wear purple and bring a torch or LED light.

Other events?

In addition to the main events above, buildings across the county will be lighting up purple such as the Greystone Footbridge in support of the awareness week and in solidarity for survivors.

Panel Q&A sessions are being held across various radio stations in the run-up to the event and on the day. This will feature professionals working in the sexual violence support sector and offer residents the opportunity to ask questions.