Go Purple Day 2023

Go Purple on Friday 28 April! Raise awareness about domestic abuse and stand in solidarity for #ZeroTolerance.

Join us and #GoPurple this Friday 28 April.

Go Purple Day is a joint initiative led by An Garda Síochána together with domestic abuse services across Ireland. The aim is to raise awareness of supports and services available to people who experience domestic abuse and violence; and to reduce the stigma for those who require support.

We are calling on the Galway community – individuals, schools, businesses, churches and groups to join in and show your support by going purple for a day.

Go Purple your way! Wear purple, bake purple, decorate, or light up your home, business, school or other meeting space in purple. Take and share your photos, use the #GoPurpleDay hashtag and tag @copegalway in your social media posts.

The colour purple is associated with love, strength, dignity and independence, all of which are characteristics of a caring community which has zero tolerance for any abuse or violence against women and girls.

Together we can make Galway a community where no one lives in fear of facing abuse in their home.

Go Purple Day 2023 Events and Activities.

There are some exciting and inspirational Go Purple Day events planned across the Galway community this year. We are adding to this list events that are open to the public to see or to attend. If you are planning a public Go Purple Day event that you would like us to include here, email the information to digital@copegalway.ie.

A selection of Go Purple photos from previous campaigns

Accessing Services and Support

If you are experiencing domestic abuse or are concerned about someone you know, please contact our Domestic Abuse Service to speak to someone in confidence.

If you are in immediate danger, call the Gardaí 999 or 112 (24 hours)
Our confidential Domestic Abuse Service helpline – 091 565 985 (24 hours)
Not in Galway? Call the Women’s Aid helpline 1800 341 900 (24 hours)
Looking for services for men? Call Men’s Aid national helpline – 01 554 3811 (Mon-Fri, 9am – 5pm)

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