Gardaí across the region are asking you to support the idea.
Gardaí in the midlands are encouraging people to 'Go Purple' today and support their local domestic violence services.
Go Purple Day is aimed at raising awareness and funds for support services.
Portlaoise Sergeant Justine Reilly is calling on people to wear purple and for businesses and public buildings to light up in support.
She says this type of abuse can happen to anyone:
If you wish to donate to a Go Fund Me page fundraising for Domestic Violence Services in Laois, you can do so here.
If you wish to donate to a iDonate page for Offaly Domestic Violence Support Service you can do so here.