Landmarks across Sussex were lit up in purple to show solidarity with survivors of sexual violence.

Brighton’s Royal Pavilion, the Mazda Fountain and the Palace Pier joined Worthing Town Hall and Falmer House in Falmer for the event last Saturday.

It marked the start of the UN’s campaign of 16 days of activism against gender-based violence.

Survivors’ Network, the Sussex rape crisis centre, said now is the time to come together in solidarity with survivors.

The Argus: The Palace Pier changed its lighting to purpleThe Palace Pier changed its lighting to purple (Image: Survivor's Network)

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Jay Breslaw, CEO at Survivors’ Network, said: “Believing and supporting survivors of sexual violence and abuse is a crucial element of eliminating gender-based violence.

“Seeing our landmarks turn purple is a powerful message of support and we urge everyone to join white ribbon events and to play their part.

White Ribbon is a UK charity working with men and boys to end violence against women and girls.