Come on girls – join the first ever ‘Reclaim The Night’ march in Peterborough!
Peterborough Rape Crisis have organsied a special event on Saturday November 22 at 7pm for all women and children
All you have to do is meet at 7pm at the entrance of Peterborough Regional College at Park Crescent, and together everyone will walk through Central Park and down Broadway into town.
Once everyone arrives in town they’ll make their way to The Ostrich pub on North Street where they’ll kindly provide a warm welcome, some light snacks and local band Retrolux for a night of dancing and laughter!
A recent survey by the young women’s magazine More in 2005 found that 95% of women don’t feel safe on the streets at night, and 65% don’t even feel safe during the day. 73% worry about being raped and almost half say they sometimes don’t want to go out because they fear for their own safety.
The Reclaim The Night march gives women a voice and a chance to reclaim the streets at night on a safe and empowering event. They aim to put the issue of safety on the agenda for this night and every day.
A spokesman for Peterborough Rape Crisis said – “Today we march, as so many women have done before us to say that we are NEVER to blame for rape and male violence. Those men who choose to commit these crimes are to blame. We march today to demand our right to live without the fear or reality of rape and male violence, we demand an end to male violence against women, we take back this night to win the day.”