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This from Maria Villa Vine. Ed
Every day women and girls face verbal and physical harassment on the streets.
In 2018 it was reported that 66 per cent of girls aged between 14-21 years had experienced unwanted sexual attention or harassment in a public place.
With this in mind and the devastating news this week of the murder of Sarah Everard a vigil is due to take place tomorrow (Saturday) in memory of Sarah, and all women and girls who have been victims.
Due to the cancellation of the public vigil that was due to be held at Clapham Common tonight at 6pm #reclaimthesestreets are asking for people to hold doorstep vigils across the country at the new time of 21:30pm and to shine a light in memory of Sarah Everard and all women and girls who have had their lives cruelly taken. This is particularly poignant ahead of Mother’s Day tomorrow.
Let’s reclaim these streets and make them safe for women and girls.
5.40pm 13th Mar 2021 – Time for doorstop vigil updated