2008 Reclaim The Night
Saturday 22nd November
March to start promptly at 6.30pm
Central London Map here
Followed by rally with speakers and stalls, open to all women, children and men and fully accessible at: Friends Meeting House, Main Hall, Euston Road. Map here
Why Reclaim the Night?
According to the British Crime Survey (2001) there are an estimated 47,000 rapes every year, around 40,000 attempted rapes and over 300,000 sexual assaults. Yet our conviction rate is the lowest it has ever been, one of the lowest in Europe, at only 5.3%. This means that more rapists were convicted in the 1970s when Reclaim The Night marches first started than they are now. Did you know that the maximum sentence possible for rape is life imprisonment? Probably not, because rarely are rapists even reported or convicted, let alone with a realistic sentence. This situation has to change.
We march to demand justice for rape survivors.
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