Here are a few simple ways you can help:
- Help us get the word out. Follow Justice for Gaia on Facebook, twitter and Instagram and send a personal message inviting friends to join you – for a grassroots, unfunded, family-led campaign it makes all the difference.
- Take a stand. Remember Gaia and show support for the campaign online. Light a candle for her or make your own #JusticeForGaia sign and post a photo online. Send it to email@example.com or post it on social media with the hashtag #JusticeForGaia.
- Share our call for others to come forward. We’re asking any other victims and survivors of Connor Hayes and his associates – or witnesses to their offenses – to come forward confidentially to the Centre for Women’s Justice. The CWJ is an independent legal charity that is completely separate from the police. This is a really powerful action to take especially if you live in Dorset.
- Make something beautiful. Gaia was an artist, so the #ArtForGaia project seemed like the perfect way to honour her. We’ve received some spectacular submissions and every one is treasured so whether you so whether you’re remembering Gaia or expressing your own experiences with mental health, sexual violence or gender inequality, and whether collage, carve or crochet, write, film, draw or make sculptures out of baby bell skins – and whether you do it well or badly (because it really is the thought that counts) – send something in.
- Sign this petition demanding that the UK government ratify the Istanbul Convention to help prevent gendered violence, protect survivors and prosecute perpetrators. The government signed it in 2012 but still hasn’t delivered on its promises.
- Get to know Gaia. Take a look at this beautiful blog series by journalist George Julian, who interviewed the family to produce this beautiful series of blog posts about our girl. Please share.
For whatever you do – thank you.