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Placards made at the This Is Not Love event on 25 September. Some of the placards made show the names of dead women, killed by men, this year.

Women’s group invite all to Reclaim The Streets on Saturday

At 1pm this Saturday, 23 October, local group Women’s Voice is marching through Hastings. All women and supportive men are invited to march with them. Ann Kramer of Women’s Voice tells HOT why the march is so important.

Since Sarah Everard was murdered in March, at least another 80 women have lost their lives at the hands of man. The most recent name to hit the headlines  just a few weeks ago,  was Sabina Nessa, a schoolteacher murdered on her way to meet a friend. And there will be more: women murdered by men for no reason whatsoever.

This has to stop.  On Saturday, Women’s Voice is marching and invites others to march alongside to:

  • reclaim our streets,
  • to highlight the continuing and unacceptable violence against women
  • and to demand change.

We also demand that men in our society ask themselves what they can do to end this intolerable situation. Women don’t need protecting, we shouldn’t be cowering, scared for our lives: we should be able to live our lives without the threat of violence – which means we also need men to take action.

Last Saturday, 16 October, we organised a placard making workshop led by Emily Johns and Lorna Vahey and a singing session with Carol Prior in order to prepare for the march this Saturday.

On Saturday 23 October, we’re inviting everyone to assemble at Wellington Square around 12.45pm, with a view to moving off around 1pm. Bring banners, posters, sing songs, make noise, dress up: we want this march to make an impact. We’ll head for the town centre first, along Robertson Street, onto the seafront to the Old Town, along George Street, then back along the seafront to the town centre where we will rally and listen to some speakers.

For more information, email Women’s Voice on; or check our Women’s Voice Instagram or facebook page.

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Posted 15:05 Wednesday, Oct 20, 2021 In: Campaigns

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