Reclaim the Night

Last Saturday York’s streets belonged to its women. On the UN Day to Eliminate Violence, the University of York Women’s Rugby Club lead a march against sexual violence and harassment, and stood in solidarity with survivors. The march was a result of years of tradition, starting in the 70s, of women demanding a voice, and the right to be able to walk the streets safely. We had not marched in York for some years, and as a result, many people question why we need it again. To these people I would like to remind that in September, in York, there were three incidents of sexual assault against women within days of each other. And, according to police statistics, there were over 100 cases of violen

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