Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Wellington Reclaim the Night event coming up soon!

Reclaim the Night is an international event putting the issue of women’s safety from male violence on the agenda for this night and every day. We march to demand our right to be free from the fear or reality of rape, of sexual harassment, of domestic violence, of stalking.
This year the Wellington Reclaim the Night march addresses: “The culture of violence towards women” and is focused around being safe in our city; in our homes, at work, while out exercising or walking, going clubbing or out for a drink with our friends.

When: Friday the 27th of November, 6.00pm

More precisely what & where: Assemble at the front of the Wellington Railway Station for speakers including Labour’s Lynn Pillay on the changes to ACC for sexual violence survivors, and a performance by the Real Hot Bitches (tbc)

Who: All self-defined women and their children

After party: Ivy, Dixon Street from 8pm with performances from… Edwardene Tanaki, Tyree Robertson, Mahinarangi Maika, Rachael Wright, Freya Eng, Palace This! and others…
Sounds awesome, you can find out more at the relevant blog and the Facebook event page. Big ups to the VUWSA Women's Group and allies for organising this!

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