Reclaim the Night Walk in Worcester Tonight

This evening residents of Worcester have the chance to walk the streets of the city in order to reclaim space for women and girls.

The Reclaim the Night walk is being organised by Reclaim the Night Worcester and The Women’s Equality Party Worcestershire and its aim is to raise awareness and demand change regarding the root causes of male violence. Organisers have highlighted that the event has been inspired by the tragic murder of Sarah Everard back in March 2021 and the other 126+ women killed by men in the U.K this year.

Reclaim the Night is traditionally an event that focuses on gender based violence perpetrated against women and girls by men and boys. Walks and events have taken place regularly across the U.K since the 1970s and the message demanding for more to be done about gender based violence is still at the forefront of RTN Events.

Photo from RTN Leeds on November 12th, 1977

The walk will start at the Boston Tea Party on Board Street at 19:30 this evening for those wanting to attend. A range of local groups will be in attendance to show their support, including the Worcester Trades Union Council.

Reclaim the Night Worcester said:

“If lighting a candle for Sarah Everard didn’t feel enough, join us as we walk through the streets of Worcester. We’ll be reclaiming space for women and girls. After the procession, we’ll be warming up with a cuppa at the Boston Tea Party and listening to speakers.”

Organisers have stressed that this is an event open for all with the event encompassing the struggles faced by the trans and non-binary communities.

Further details about the event can be found on Reclaim the Night Worcester’s Facebook Event.

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