Another death, another vigil – but when will we see real change?

Thu, 25 Nov 2021 07:00:03 GMT 3

Another death, another vigil – but when will we see real change?


Analysis: as an investigation into Bobbi-Anne McLeod’s murder opens, ONS figures reveal the stark reality of violence against women and girls

On Wednesday evening Smeaton’s Tower, a lighthouse on the waterfront in Plymouth, will be lit purple – an attempt to draw attention to violence against women in the wake of the death of 18-year-old Bobbi-Anne McLeod.

In the past year, vigils have been held for Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman, for Sarah Everard and for Sabina Nessa. Candles have flickered in windows, tributes have been shared and women have taken to the streets after the high-profile killings, knowing that millions of other instances of abuse will never make a headline.

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