24th November 2018
All women marching together through the streets of Sheffield for:
- Increased street lighting in Sheffield
- Increased and improved support services for survivors/victims of sexual assault
- A zero tolerance to sexual harassment in all spaces
6:30pm, outside Sheffield Cathedral
Open only to Women including cis, trans and non-binary women and non-binary people who identify to some extent as women
7:30pm, Coffee Revolution, Sheffield Students’ Union
Open to all genders
Run by your Students’ Union Women’s Officer, the Sheffield campaign launches with a big Reclaim the Night March. This is an annual march through Sheffield, which brings together women (including cis, trans and non-binary women and non-binary people who identify to some extent as women), of all ages from across the community. The marches originally began when women around the world started to march at night to protest violence against women and sexual harassment. The marches began to gain more momentum in Sheffield, Leeds and Manchester in the late 1970’s due to the serial murders across Yorkshire by Peter Sutcliffe, dubbed “the Yorkshire Ripper”, and as the Police response was effectively imposing a curfew on women. This was not something that women were prepared to tolerate and instead of staying in their homes, they took to the streets. Reclaim The Night is a community event, and local charities and organisations play a significant role in the event.
A rally open to all genders is being held after the march with performances, spoken word and empowering speakers.