All women have the right to use public spaces both in the daytime and after dark without the fear of sexual harassment and assault. Yet thousands of women across the world are still being attacked and killed by men every year.
While here in the UK the devastating murders of Sarah Everard and Sabina Nessa have highlighted this issue once more, they are also a saddening indication of just how much still needs to be done.
On Saturday 27 November, to mark the annual United Nations Day to End Violence Against Women, we'll be taking to the streets to say no to male violence and reclaim the night for women and girls across the world.
March with us, raise your voice and take back the night!
Bring banners, flags, whistles, placards and make some noise!
Everyone is welcome.
4pm: Meet at Old Eldon Square, Blackett Street, Newcastle, NE1 7RZ
4.15pm: March to Ceremonial Way, Newcastle Civic Centre, NE1 8QH (led by TUC stewards).
5pm: minute silence to remember all women and girls lost to male violence.
5 - 6pm: rally. Speakers to include:
- Pat Heron - Chair of the NTUC Women's Group / Unison
- Amanda McBride - Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland
- The Angelou Centre
- Cllr Clare Penny-Evans
- Kim McGuinness - Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner
- West End Women and Girls Centre
This year’s global campaign theme is “Orange the World: END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN NOW!” So if you would like to, please wear something orange.
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