University of Portsmouth students will lead a march through the city streets next month protesting against sexual violence and demanding gender equality.
The Reclaim the Night event – which is open to people of all ages,
genders and cultures – has been organised by the Students’ Union women’s
officer and will culminate in a march around the city to Guildhall
Billed as Portsmouth’s “biggest and loudest grassroots protest
against street harassment, victim-blaming and all forms of sexual
violence and abuse”, the free event takes place on Tuesday, March 8.
Students’ Union women’s officer Sian Brooke, who also works as a
faculty administrator at the University, said: “This is going to be a
fantastic community event, open to everyone, and the perfect opportunity
to stand up and say ‘no’ to street harassment and victim-blaming.
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