March with us at Reclaim the Night: A March to End Violence Against Women
25 years ago Justice for Women campaigned with others, to free Sara Thornton, Kiranjit Ahluwalia and Amelia Rossiter, three women who had been convicted of murder whilst resisting male violence. All three successfully appealed their murder convictions and their cases resulted in changes to the law on provocation and a greater awareness of domestic violence. Since then, Justice for women have supported many more significant cases at the Court of Appeal including that of Emma Humphreys and most recently Stacey Hyde. However, women who have been subject to male violence continue to be convicted or murder today.
Despite earlier cases contributing to changes in the law, including recognition of the cumulative provocation of domestic violence, and despite a reform of the law in 2009, with the defence of ‘loss of control’ replacing that of ‘provocation’, women who have fought back out of fear and desperation, are still being unjustly convicted of the murder of their abusers.
We will be marching at London's Reclaim the Night, marking the annual United Nations Day to End Violence Against Women. Join us to show support for Sally Challen, Farieissia Martin and Emma-Jayne Magson
Email email@example.com (or go to eventbrite) to register to march with Justice for Women, and to be informed of our meeting point.
March will begin at Whitehall Place, SW1 at 6.00 pm
This women-only march will end with a mixed rally at the Camden Centre in Euston. The route will be publicised closer to the event.
• Stella Creasey MP
• Not Buying it Campaign
• Harriet Wistrich of Justice for Women
Some further information from Reclaim the Night organisers:
Reclaim The Night is a women-only march. Girls of all ages and boys aged under 12 are welcome to attend.
All women are welcome at Reclaim the Night, including: women of all colours and cultures, of all religions or none, women of any age, disabled and non-disabled women, heterosexual women, lesbians, trans women, bisexual women, refugee and asylum-seeking women and any other women you can think of! We would love to see you all there. Bring along your mothers, grandmothers, sisters, aunts, nieces, and daughters.
Please be aware that due to reductions in police funding we cannot guarantee that there will be a police presence at Reclaim The Night 2017, although we will be seeking additional security at the event. All participants take part at their own risk. We aim to undertake the march at a slow enough pace to ensure that everyone can keep up, and that gaps do not open up. Women with disabilities or mobility problems (and their friends) are welcome to walk immediately behind the lead banner to help set the pace. Please follow any instructions given by our stewards (or the police, should they be there). Report any safety concerns to the nearest steward (or police).
Remember to bring water, a snack, several layers of clothes for warmth and waterproofs. Check the weather report before you leave. Look out for each other. But finally enjoy the march!