Duchess Camilla ‘beacon in the dark’ for thousands as fans praise her for highlighting critical issue.

The Duchess of Cornwall has launched a #16days of activism campaign in honor of an important cause.

Duchess Camilla of Cornwall attends the November Racing Weekend at Ascot Racecourse
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Duchess Camilla has been dubbed a “beacon in the dark” by fans as they praised her for speaking out to highlight an important issue affecting women across the world. 

Duchess Camilla has received praise from supportive fans after launching a major new initiative as she marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on November 25th. Taking to Instagram, the Duchess of Cornwall, who lives at Clarence House in London with Prince Charles, unveiled her #16days of activism campaign. This will help to combat violence against women and girls by inviting eight remarkable women to share their deeply personal answers to eight questions about sexual and physical assault.

Duchess Camilla revealed that fans will be able to watch these eight women’s answers in video form over on the Clarence House social media pages. Already, the first of these insightful videos featuring Professor Joanna Bourke from Woman of the World’s Shameless! Festival, has been posted. 

As the President of the WoW Foundation, Duchess Camilla’s powerful words and new activism initiative have really struck a chord with royal fans. Many were quick to express their support for how prominently the Queen’s daughter-in-law is highlighting this vital issue.

One person heartfeltly described Duchess Camilla as a “beacon in the dark” as they reflected on how much her work means to those who “can’t speak up for” themselves. 

They declared, “Thank you so much YHR for speaking out today. There has not been much in the media or much, in terms of marches, much to my dismay. Your work speaking out against GBV and domestic abuse against women is a beacon in the dark. I hope you know those of us who can’t speak up for ourselves value and appreciate the work you do. Thank you”. 

Another person agreed, thanking the Duchess of Cornwall for highlighting how there can be a “light at the end of the tunnel”.

“What a wonderful cause. Thank you Camilla for speaking out and highlighting this terrible issue. There can be light at the end of the tunnel if you can get away, sending love to anyone going through the horror of abuse”, they shared. 

A third person similarly praised Duchess Camilla, writing, “We need to start with children. Teaching them violence is not an answer. Thank you to HRH The Duchess of Cornwall for highlighting this issue”.

“Thank you for focusing on this issue.... It has been happening in every country for decades but yet still much to be done”, someone else commented.

Whilst a fellow royal fan echoed this sentiment, writing, “Camilla is inspiring with her fight against violence towards women”.

“Thank you for highlighting and supporting such a good cause”, a sixth person stated, praising all of Duchess Camilla's efforts to help combat an issue that affects so many.

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, speaks onstage at the Grand Opening of the WOW Women Of The World Festival at the Southbank Centre on March 6

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, speaks onstage at the Grand Opening of the WOW Women Of The World Festival at the Southbank Centre on March 6, 2020 in London.

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Duchess Camilla's powerful new #16days initiative comes just weeks after she launched Women of the World’s Shameless Festival 2021. This similarly encourages activism against sexual violence and Duchess Camilla spoke out to condemn the way society has come to believe “violence against women is normal”. 

"[I]t takes an entire community - male and female - to dismantle the lies, words and actions that foster a culture in which sexual assault is seen as normal, and in which it shames the victim,” she powerfully declared. 

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