A protest march to raise awareness of violence against women will be held on Bangor High Street on Wednesday, 4 December.

 

Reclaim the Night is an international campaign, when people take to the streets to say no to sexual violence against women, street harassment, rape culture and victim blaming.

The event will begin at the Clock Tower, in Bangor City Centre, at 6.30pm. There will be a selection of speeches, before the march heads up the High Street.

The march exists to demand justice for victims of rape and sexual assault. It will state that women should be able to walk the streets at night, without fear or reality of violence. Such marches thereby give women a chance to reclaim the streets of their towns and cities.

Reclaim the Night began in Leeds, in 1977, as a response to women in West Yorkshire being advised to stay indoors, due to murders carried out by the ‘Yorkshire Ripper’.

Bangor’s Reclaim the Night march is organised by Undeb Bangor Students Union and is now an annual event which began in 2016.

Although the march is intended to raise awareness of violence against women, the event is open to everyone and is fully inclusive.

Where: Bangor Clock Tower on the High Street
When: Wednesday, 4 December 2019 at 18:30

For more information visit the event page here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/2257435511028274/

Photos: Undeb Bangor