Reclaim the Night 2005 – spread the word

“Calling all women and girls to march together in protest at the rising number of reported rapes in the UK compared to the falling conviction rate and the fact that women still cannot live their lives without the fear of male violence. Last year there were over 40,000 reported rapes, yet currently our conviction rate is at its lowest ever, just 5.6%. We know that 1 in 3 women will be sexually assaulted and that 1 in 4 women are living with domestic violence. Every week 2 women are killed by a violent male partner in this country.”

At 6pm on 25th November 2005 there will be a massive Reclaim the Night march in London to protest against violence against women. More details are on the London Feminist Network website, where you can also see some pics of last year’s march. This year’s promises to be much, much bigger.

The march is women-only but a rally held afterwards at 8pm will welcomes all.

Speakers include:

Al Garthwaite, organiser of first Reclaim The Night marches in England

NUS Women’s Campaign (TBC)

Finn Mackay, Chair: London Feminist Network

Isabel Eden, The Lilith Project

This year’s Reclaim The Night march is supported by the following organisations:

Women’s Aid Federation of England

NUS Women’s Campaign

The Lilith Project

Greater London Domestic Violence Project

Truth About Rape

Campaign To End Rape


Vera Media

Womankind Worldwide

Scary Little Girls Productions

London Radical Cheerleaders

Fem Conferences

Domestic Violence Responses

Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom


Feminist Archive North

Justice For Women

Emma Humphreys Memorial Prize Trust

Islington Women’s Aid

The F Word

White Ribbon Campaign UK

Bush Telegraph

Be There! More details here