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Purple bracelet project to help erase domestic violence

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A purple bracelet initiative aimed at raising awareness about domestic abuse has been launched in Surrey for a second year.

The Rakhi Project is named for a traditional Indian ceremony honouring the relationship between brothers and sisters wherein a sister ties a ribbon on her brother’s wrist as a symbol of love and respect.

During a ceremony Friday at Surrey City Hall, women tied bracelets on men's wrists to show support for eradicating domestic violence.

The braided bracelets will be sold for $5, with proceeds benefiting Surrey Coalition Against Domestic Abuse (SCADA).

They'll be available until Aug. 2 at Surrey City Hall, select Save-on-Foods locations, Fruiticana, DIVERSEcity, Kwantlen bookstores, Surrey Women’s Centre, and Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS).

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