Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Reclaim the Night 2010

Reclaim the Night: 22.11.08
"Reclaim the Night: 22.11.08" on the Fawcett Society Flickr stream

On 27 November 2010 at 6pm, the annual Reclaim the Night march will embark from Whitehall Place, central London.  Women will march to Camden Centre, Euston where they will hold a mixed rally and party.

Why Reclaim the Night?

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. Yet our conviction rate is the lowest it has ever been, one of the lowest in Europe, at only 5.3%. This means that more rapists were convicted in the 1970s when Reclaim The Night marches first started than they are now. Did you know that the maximum sentence possible for rape is life imprisonment? Probably not, because rarely are rapists even reported or convicted, let alone with a realistic sentence. This situation has to change.

We march to demand justice for rape survivors.

I will be taking part in the Reclaim the Night march this year and if you would like to join me, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.  It is a women-only march but there will be a Pro-Feminist Men’s Group solidarity demonstration meeting by the Edith Cavell statue, opposite the National Portrait Gallery, also at 6pm.

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7 comments

  1. Wish I could be there to march with you...good for you and your friends.

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  2. Good for you, Emm!
    I wish I could be there to march with you.

    B xx

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  3. Hopefully this march will be a stepping stone to some real changes. Hopefully the powers to be will sit up and take notice for a change!

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  4. @ And Miles To Go: I agree!

    @ Kathy: Thank you! I'd love it if you could join me too. Alas, none of my friends are going - just me.

    @ Betty: Me too! That would be nice.

    @ William: Heh. I would say that the powers that be need to stop attacking women!!!

    @ Lily: Thank you!

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  5. Wish I could be there! This is one cause I definitely support. It would seem that no matter how hard we try, it is still a very patriarchal society.


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