Reclaim the Night

On Friday 20th April women across Liverpool united in a powerful protest against gendered violence in all its forms.

As a committee member of the Feminist Society at the University of Liverpool I was given the opportunity to be a steward and on the committee for Reclaim the Night which is a night for women to safely join together to express our human right to be within public spaces and not feel under threat from rape or violence.

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https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/hundreds-women-march-streets-liverpool-14558100

 

According to the British Crime Survey (2001) there are an estimated 47,000 rapes every year, around 40,000 attempted rapes and over 300,000 sexual assaults

 

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The first Reclaim the Night in the UK was on ‘12th November 1977, when torchlit marches were held across England in Leeds, York, Bristol, Manchester, Newcastle, Brighton and London.’

 

 

 


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