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Tracy Huynh sports a purple scarf to symbolize the fight against domestic violence.Tracy Huynh sports a purple scarf to symbolize the fight against domestic violence.

Scarves signal stance against domestic violence

If you want to keep warm this winter, the Womyn’s Centre is offering you a way to wrap yourself in courage. Through November, the centre is selling scarves in support of the Shine the Light Campaign, an initiative of Hiatus House. 

“The goal of the purple scarves is to spread awareness and literally, Shine the Light on woman abuse,” says Em Gorman, the centre’s social media coordinator. “The Womyn’s Centre provides ongoing support for causes and community organizations that advocate against violence against women. It is important for students to not only be aware of woman abuse and domestic violence, but also the resources available to them.”

The scarves cost $10 each and are available through the centre, on the second floor of the CAW Student Centre. The proceeds benefit Hiatus House, a shelter for families experiencing domestic violence.

“We are hoping supporters will wear the scarves to our December 6 vigil for the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women,” Gorman says.

Watch for more information on the vigil in DailyNews closer to the event.