[LAF] FW: Reclaim The Night against rape and male violence, Saturday 24th November
joy_helbin at hotmail.com
Fri Oct 12 23:31:42 UTC 2007
> Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2007 21:44:09 +0000> From: joy_helbin at hotmail.com> To: joy_helbin at hotmail.com> Subject: Fwd: Reclaim The Night against rape and male violence, Saturday 24th November
> Please spread the word - > The London Feminist Network's 4th national Reclaim The Night march > against rape and male violence is on Saturday 24th November 2007.> Assemble 6pm in Trafalgar Square, London. ALL women welcome.
> Women's march through central London on closed roads to the > University of London Union, Malet St, for a mixed rally for men and > women with speakers, stalls, bands, DJ's, 3 licensed bars and > dancing until late!> > The Reclaim The Night marches first started in the 1970s, then > women were appalled that only 1 in 3 rapists was ever convicted; > today that figure is 1 in 20.> This is why the London Feminist Network have revived the tradition > of the Reclaim The Night march.> ALL WOMEN have a right to use public space both in the daytime and > after dark without the fear of sexual harassment, assault and > violence. > Join us and take back your night!> > Last year over 1200 women marched through the streets of the capital > to make our issues heard, they came from all over the country - > Glasgow, Edinburgh, Leeds, Sheffield, Bradford, Bristol, Liverpool, > Manchester, Brighton and many more towns and cities. We would like > even more women to march this year. Tell all your friends so that > even more women can have the chance to take part in this empowering > and exciting event.> > Put your feet on the streets with other women to shout a loud NO to > male violence. > > This year our march will be led by the Iranian & Kurdish Women's > Rights Organisation (IKWRO) with their "Stop Honour Killings" > banner, to make the point that male violence against women takes > many forms and affects women of all communities. > > What we share as women is our resistance to oppression in all its > forms; different cultures, same violence. Same solution - join > together and demand an end to all forms of violence against women. > Join us and take back your night; for this night and every day > after. > Make this the biggest women's Reclaim The Night march in the UK, > ever. > > Our supporters include:> Unison> Women's Aid Federation> Women's National Commission> Southall Black Sisters> Abortion Rights> Forward> BECTU> NUT> NUS Women's Campaign> NUS Black Student's Campaign> NUS LGBT Campaign> Object> Women's Resource Centre> Greater London Domestic Violence Project> Refuge> The Lilith Project> Women's International Leage for Peace and Freedom> Code Pink> Older Lesbian Network> Older Feminist Network> End Violence Against Women Coalition> and many more...> > If you would like your organisation listed as a formal supporter on > our website please let me know.> > STALLS - are available to publicise your organisation at our well > attended rally, from £20 - £100, please let me know if you would > like to hire a stall for your organisation to spread the word to all > the women that attend our rally> > STEWARDS - we need women volunteers to steward the march, it's fun > and you get free, luminous pink tape to stick on yourself! Let me > know.> > Spread the word. Organise transport from your area to London for > this national march. Make and bring your own banners. Download our > flyer from our website and pin it up at your workplace, college, > school, university, place of worship, local bookshop, nursery, GP's > waiting room, corner shop..... etc etc.
See our website for more details -
> Bring 10 friends, reclaim your night - win the day.> > In Sisterhood,> > Finn Mackay> Chair - London Feminist Network
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