You are invited to the Northern TUC’s Annual Reclaim the Night event which this year takes place in Newcastle on Saturday 26th November at 6.00 pm.
Gather at Old Eldon Square, Blackett Street, Newcastle, NE1 7UG where the march will set off at 6.30 pm up Northumberland Street led by the Bangshees, community-based all-women drumming group’ turning right on Northumberland Road, past the City Hall and into The Sutherland Building for speeches and light refreshments
Speakers include: Emma Lewell-Buck, Shadow Minister for Children and Families and MP for South Shields. Joyce McCarty, Deputy Leader of Newcastle City Council. Pat Heron, Chair of Unison’s Northern Region Women’s Network. Debbie Simpson, Chair of the TUC Women’s Group.
Ministry of Justice figures show that the conviction rate for sexual offences in England and Wales dropped sharply in 2013. The figures also reveal that the overall number of people prosecuted for all sexual offences has fallen to its lowest level for more than 40 years. In 2014, 1.4million people were taken to court, fewer than at any time since at least 1970. There are at least 78,000 estimated rapes in the UK, per year; 79% of which go unreported. Of the rapes reported, only 18% come to trial and only 7% of reported rapes ends up in a conviction.
This is why the Northern TUC have revived the tradition of Reclaim the Night. Join with women around the world to mark the United Nations International Day to End Violence Against Women and take back your night.
For more information and to download a copy of the flyer click HERE
Ensure you are registered by Friday 18th November with Melanie Lowden,firstname.lastname@example.org.