Loulé joins the “Blue Ribbon Movement” to raise awareness of child abuse

The “Blue Ribbon Movement” began in 1989 in the United States

The Municipality of Loulé will mark Child Abuse Prevention Month with initiatives aimed at schools and the general population.

Throughout the month, the Paços do Concelho building will be lit in blue – the color that symbolizes this movement.

On April 30th, at 10:30 am, at Jardim das Comunidades, in Almancil, the CPCJ of Loulé will promote the Laço Azul Humano initiative, with the participation of students from the Almancil School Group. A performance on the topic of childhood abuse is also planned, by the group of young people from the Mud@ki Project.

The “Blue Ribbon Movement” began in 1989, in the United States, when a grandmother, after learning that her grandchildren had been victims of abuse by their parents, tied a blue ribbon to the antenna of her car, in a
gesture of alert to combat child abuse. The children had bruises on their bodies and the grandson ended up being murdered by his parents.

Since then, the movement has spread worldwide and has raised awareness among the population regarding child abuse and the importance of preventing, promoting and protecting their rights, as a way of supporting families and strengthening communities. , in the efforts necessary to prevent child abuse and neglect.