Reclaim the Night 2019 in Adelaide, South Australia is proudly supported by the Working Women’s Centre SA Inc.
Artwork featured on the poster is by local artist, Catherine Story, view more of her work via Instagram. @cathstorydraws.
This years ‘Reclaim the Night’ march is scheduled for:
Friday 25 October 2019, 5.30pm
@ Tarntanyangga (Victoria Square, Adelaide CBD on the south side).
Welcome to Country & Speeches from 5.30pm.
March starts: 6.15pm
Via the South Side of the square, down Gouger st, Towards Sparrke at the Whitemore
Afterparty: 6.30pm. Upstairs at Sparrke at the Whitemore.
This is a peaceful event.
Background on the event
Reclaim the Night is a protest against gendered violence & to claim our right to safety, both in private and public spaces, in our homes, in care, in prisons. The first Reclaim the Night march in Australia started in the 70’s, and has continued as unfourtunately violence including sexual assault continues to be a prevalent issue.
Statistics via Our Watch
- Every week an Australian woman is murdered by a current or former partner.
- 1 in 3 Australian women have experienced physical violence since the age of 15.
- 1 in 5 Australian women have experienced sexual violence.
- Almost 1 in 10 women have experienced violence by a stranger since the age of 15.
- Violence is more likely to be perpetrated by men. Around 95% of Australian victims of violence report that their perpetrator was male.
- In the overwhelming majority of cases, sexual assault and domestic violence is perpetrated by men against women. Australian women are nearly three times more likely than men to experience violence from an intimate partner.
- The impacts of sexual assault and domestic violence are more likely to be more severe for women. Australian women are almost four times more likely than men to be hospitalised after being assaulted by a partner. They are more than twice as likely than men to experience fear and anxiety due to violence from a former partner.
“HOW WE MARCH
We march on Kaurna land in acknowledgement of rightful owners, and in solidarity with Aboriginal resistance.
We march for children who have been subjected to or witnessed violence.
We march for trans people, genderqueer people, and those who do not fit the gender binary who have experienced violence because they acted in a way that is deemed ‘feminine’ by harmful gender stereotypes prevalent in the Australian community.
We march for First Nations peoples, young people, and people with disabilities, who are more likely to be subjected to gendered violence.
We march in solidarity with anyone, regardless of gender, who has experienced violence, whether or not the person who perpetrated violence against them was a man.
We are child inclusive and friendly.
We are trans inclusive and friendly.
We are sex worker inclusive and friendly.
We march peacefully.
We march knowing that gendered violence is preventable and we march until our Australian community is free of gendered violence.”