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RECLAIM THE NIGHT MARCH

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The Emily Davison Centre

St James Court East

Accrington

Hyndburn

BB5 0DW

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Reclaim the Night is an international campaign, when people take to the streets to say NO to violence against women and Girls.

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Reclaim the Night is an international campaign, when people take to the streets to say NO to sexual violence against women and Girls, street harassment, rape culture and victim blaming.

Over the last year we have seen an increase in domestic and sexual violence assualts.

An Increase in spiking of drinks

An Increase in domestic abuse incidents

And an increase in the killing of women and gilrs by men (femicide).

Since the death of Sarah Everard over 90 Women have been murdered.

The event will begin at The Emily Davison Centre (BB5 0DW) 6pm. There will be a selection of speeches, before the march heads throughout Accrington town centre (see map). Bring a drum, whistle, something to make some noise.

The event is open to everyone and is fully inclusive. The route is fully accessible to wheelchair users. This is a family and child friendly event aimed to raise awareness of gender based violence.

There will be a placard and Banner-making workshops prior to the event,please book on using eventbrite or email emily@emilydavisoncentre.com.

To volunteer and help steward please contact emily@emilydavisoncentre.com

The march exists to demand justice for victims of rape and sexual assault. It will state that women should be able to walk the streets at night, without fear or reality of violence. Such marches thereby give women a chance to reclaim the streets of their towns and cities.

Reclaim the Night began in Leeds, in 1977, as a response to women in West Yorkshire being advised to stay indoors, due to murders carried out by the ‘Yorkshire Ripper’.

East Lancashire’s march is part of the United Nations 16 Days of Action to end gender based violence. https://www.unwomen.org/en/what-we-do/ending-violence-against-women/take-action/16-days-of-activism

Farah Nazeer (CEO of Women’s Aid) ’It is very important that we organise a Reclaim the Night event in East Lancashire, and I hope there will be a strong turn out from all members of the local community who stand together against violence against women and girls.”

Nobody should be made to feel afraid when walking the streets at night, and these marches visibly convey that message.

It will take a whole community to end violence against women and girls.

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The Emily Davison Centre

St James Court East

Accrington

Hyndburn

BB5 0DW

United Kingdom

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Organiser The Emily Davison Centre

Organiser of RECLAIM THE NIGHT MARCH

 

1 in 3 women around the world experience physical or sexual violence. So for the next 16 days, UN Women is calling on everyone to take a stand to end violence against women and girls.

 

 

The Emily Davison Centre is the first ending violence against women and girls hub in the UK and is based in East Lancashire. The hub is home to a number of specialist local and national services, providing a centre of excellence on issues such as domestic abuse, sexual violence, stalking and all forms of gender based violence, abuse and exploitation. 

Over the 16 days the centre will be providing a number of activities for individuals, communities, families, professionals and public officials. The first week focuses in raising awareness and expertise, you can book on 3 hour training sessions to gain a better understanding of Stalking, Domestic Abuse, Domestic abuse and children, Women’s Aid ambassador training (ASK ME!), Resilience and Trauma in the workplace and child sexual exploitation.

In week two we will be holding a community open day, Service Annual General Meetings and a professionals day on the 4th of December. People interested in volunteering can attend a workshop on the 5th of December and for private companies wanting to know more about developing and implementing domestic abuse policies, there is a session on the 5th of December. 

On week three we will be holding a service users day and young peoples activities and we will finish on the 10th of December (International Human Rights Day).

The official opening of the Emily Davison Centre will be on the 10th of December 1.30pm to 4.30pm.

This event will be by invitation only.

 

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