Start Date: 13.03.2021. Start Time: 18:00
Location: Claham Common Bandstand
The organisers say:
We believe that streets should be safe for women, regardless of what you wear, where you live or what time of day or night it is. We shouldn’t have to wear bright colours when we walk home and clutch our keys in our fists to feel safe.
It’s wrong that the response to violence against women requires women to behave differently. In Clapham, police told women not to go out at night this week. Women are not the problem.
We’ve all been following the tragic case of Sarah Everard over the last week. This is a vigil for Sarah, but also for all women who feel unsafe, who go missing from our streets and who face violence every day.
Come to the bandstand on Clapham Common at 6pm on Saturday the 13th of March to reclaim these streets and our public spaces. This event is for and about women, but open to all. Bring a light to remember those we’ve lost.
This vigil will observe strict Covid-19 safety guidelines, including compulsory mask-wearing and social distancing. We would also encourage anyone who comes along to download the NHS contact tracing app and turn their Bluetooth on.