Geelong Candlelight Vigil
Each year, on the first Wednesday in May, Safe Steps holds a candlelight vigil to remember those lost to family violence in the last year. The Candlelight Vigil provides a space for people to come together to grieve for them, share messages of hope, and ensure that we never forget the people behind the statistics. On average in Australia, each week a woman is killed at the hands of a current or former partner.
Meli and The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre, in partnership with the City of Greater Geelong and Deakin University lead a community initiative in Greater Geelong, to help educated and light up community areas in purple lights, as part of Safe Steps’ Candlelight Vigil.
Businesses who have lit up in purple as part of Geelong Candlelight Vigil include:
- City of Greater Geelong
- Deakin University
- GMHBA Stadium
- Geelong Broadcasters
- Anthony Costa Foundation
- Give Where You Live
- Barwon Health
- Victorian Police
- Geelong Arts Centre
- Village Cinemas
- Salvation Army
We invite the Geelong community to join us and other Victorians as we light a candle to reflect or in remembrance of those who have lost their life due to family violence.
The Candlelight Vigil provmailto:firstname.lastname@example.org a space for people to come together to grieve for them, share messages of hope, and ensure that we never forget the people behind the statistics.
If you are a local business who would like to participate in the vigil in 2023, by turning your building purple, please contact us at email@example.com