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Guildford 'solidarity' march to stand against sexual violence

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Guildford 'solidarity' march to stand against sexual violence

Published at 3:55pm 5th February 2018.

A march will take place through Guildford High Street tonight to raise awareness of sexual violence. 

The solidarity walk is from 6 o'clock tonight (5th February), with people carrying banners, candles and torches through the town.

It will finish at Guildford town bridge - where the crowd will hear from some victims of sexual abuse, as well as a speech from the mayor in support of the cause.

The event marks the beginning of 'Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week' which aims to break the silence surrounding the issue. 

With the message 'It's not ok' - the campaign encourages anyone who has experienced sexual violence to open up about it.

It also aims to make victims and survivors of sexual abuse feel empowered to transform their lives. 

Guildford-based organisation 'Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre' (RASASC) is leading the march - they provide counselling and support to male and female victims in Surrey. 

Surrey Police showed their support for the event on Twitter:

You can find out more about Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week here.

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