Thursday 11 November.


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

St Johns Beacon (under the Radio City Tower)

What’s happening?

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.

Zara Quigg from Liverpool John Moores University will be incorporating a moment of reflection into her sexual violence research lecture which is taking place at the same time as the vigil. Photos of this event will be captured and posted on social media.

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About Us

This website was developed in collaboration with North West Police Crime Commissioners, NHS England, and Sexual Assault & Abuse Services.

The North West SAAS Partner Network (Strategic Direction for Sexual Assault and Abuse Services) is led by NHS England and covers Cheshire, Merseyside, Cumbria, Greater Manchester and Lancashire.

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