The University of Windsor is preparing for a safe return to campus. Learn More.
Melissa Ammonite models the infinity scarf she bought from the Womyn’s Centre.Melissa Ammonite models the infinity scarf she bought from the Womyn’s Centre.

Scarf sale to signal stance against domestic violence

The Womyn’s Centre is selling purple scarves this month to support the Shine the Light campaign against domestic abuse.

The centre, on the second floor of the CAW Student Centre, is selling regular scarves for $10 each, and infinity scarves for $15—or two for $25. Proceeds benefit Hiatus House, a social service agency offering confidential intervention for families experiencing domestic violence.

In November 2013, shelters across Ontario launched the “Wrapped in Courage” purple scarf campaign, engaging their communities to join in raising the profile of the issue of woman abuse. The purple scarf is a symbol that shows that it takes the strength of an entire community to end violence against women.