The Rakhi Project 2014

Help raise awareness about domestic abuse during the 4th annual Rakhi Project, taking place June 17 to August 10. Wear a rakhi bracelet to show your support for love and respect around the issue of domestic abuse.

Purple Rakhi Project bracelets can be purchased between June 17 and August 10 for $5.

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The proceeds of your bracelet sale goes to Surrey’s Coalition Against Domestic Abuse (SCADA), which brings together community organizations who specialize in addressing and reducing domestic abuse.

Join the conversation about the Rakhi Project by using the hashtag #RakhiProject on Twitter or on the City’s Facebook page.
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The Rakhi Project Story

Rakhi marks a special occasion observed in India, which honours the relationship between brothers and sisters. The ceremony involves the tying of a rakhi (thread) by a sister on her brother’s wrist as a symbol of love and respect between them.

We’re embracing this important intercultural tradition to encourage kinship and respect amongst brothers, sisters and cousins within all communities of Surrey and globally.

About the bracelets

The braided bracelets are designed by local artist and designer Karen Lipsett-Kidd.

The bracelets and their pouches were handcrafted by a group of Rajasthani women from Sambhali Trust – a non-profit charitable organization that empowers women and girls.
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Creating more awareness

Keep your eyes out for purple umbrellas that symbolize protection and SCADA’s work in educating and raising awareness around the issue of domestic violence.
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(source: City of Surrey Website, www.surrey.ca)

Behind the Scenes

Check out how we created the Freeze Mob with this behind the scenes video! Thanks to all the participants and partners!

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