Reclaim the Night is an annual event that began in 1977 in Leeds, England as part of the Women’s Liberation Movement. Since this time, marches and peaceful protests have been held globally on the last Friday in October as a demonstration of the right for women to move freely through public spaces at night without fear of violence.
Today, Reclaim the Night provides us with an opportunity to show resistance, strength and unity against sexual violence. This year, the Canberra Rape Crisis Centre is hosting Reclaim the Night in Canberra with the theme being drug and alcohol facilitated sexual violence.
The Amnesty Feminist Network will have a stall at the event, and will spread the message of the need to ensure women and marginalised genders are safe at night – no matter what.
We all have the right to safety in our communities.
Details of the event are as follows:
Date: Friday 27 October 2023 Time: 5pm –
An opportunity for everyone to peruse stalls 6pm to 8pm
– Speeches and entertainment Location: Glebe Park (Civic)
What’s involved: Speeches, entertainment, BBQ, coffee cart, community stalls and a peaceful march.
This event will be held outdoors and will be weather dependent.