Rakhi Project Launch
On June 17, the City of Surrey kicked off the 4th annual Rakhi Project, a campaign designed to empower and unite the community around the issue of domestic abuse. By creating dialogue and encouraging men to be an active part of the solution, we can help break the cycle of abuse.
The Rakhi Project, part of the City’s Crime Reduction Strategy, blends the traditional South Asian celebration of Rakhi with domestic abuse awareness. The celebration involves the tying of a rakhi (thread/bracelet) by a sister on her brother’s wrist as a symbol of the love and respect between them. Brothers wearing the Rakhi Project purple bracelet are vowing to take a stand against domestic abuse.
Bracelets will be sold from June 17 to August 10 at Surrey City Hall, select Save-on-Foods locations, Fruiticana, Surrey RCMP, Kwantlen bookstores, KEYS: Housing & Health Solutions, Surrey Women’s Centre, and Beta Collective.