Take Back the Night

Virtual Vigil

March 13th 2021 6-7pm

A collective movement across the UK in response to the murder of Sarah Everard. This online event is organised to coincide with the core 'Reclaim These Streets' vigil planned to take place on Clapham Common on Saturday 13th March at 6pm. (This was then officially cancelled.)

 

We teamed up with Sandi Toksvig, Deborah Frances-White and Mandu Reid (Leader of the Women's Equality Party) for a shared moment of silence and solidarity for Sarah Everard and all women lost to violence.

The vigil was initially planned to be hosted on Zoom but due to overwhelming demand, it was also streamed live on our Facebook page.

The community organisation, Feminists of_, will host an online Take Back the Night vigil for every woman who has felt unsafe walking home following the tragic news of Sarah Everard.

A collective movement across the UK in response to the murder of Sarah Everard. This online event is organised to coincide with the core 'Reclaim These Streets' vigil planned to take place on Clapham Common on Saturday 13th March at 6pm. (This was then officially cancelled.) The vigil was initially planned to be hosted on Zoom but due to overwhelming demand, it was also streamed live on our Facebook page.

 

The vigil is an opportunity for people from all across the country to come together, safely, in opposition to gender-based violence against women and girls. The event will feature prominent speakers including Sandi Toksvig, Deborah Frances-White and Mandu Reid, the leader of the Women’s Equality Party and London Mayoral candidate. Women in our community will also share poetry, readings, and light candles.

 

Mandu Reid, Women’s Equality Party said: “I am joining the online vigil to honour all the women and girls who have suffered male violence. This is a moment of reckoning. We have to seize it, so the tyranny of male violence and harassment ends with this generation. Women are coming together online and in vigils across the UK to say: enough is enough. It is time that ending violence against women and girls was a political and policing priority. No more excuses.”

 

A spokesperson for Feminists Of_ said: “We believe women deserve to be safe and that violence against women has to end now. There is an outcry across our community of hundreds of women who are saying enough is enough. We are hosting this vigil online because we are passionate that everyone has access to stand in solidarity about an issue which impacts women and girls everywhere.”