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Let’s march together during 16 Days of Action to demand action to make our streets safer and show solidarity to survivors of rape and sexual assault.
Let’s march together during 16 Days of Action on Thursday 8th December 2022 to demand action to make our streets safer and show solidarity with survivors of rape and sexual assault.
We believe that, as women, trans and non-binary people and those presenting as female, we have the right to walk the streets at night without the fear of sexual and gendered violence. We want to protest against the stigma surrounding rape and sexual assault, the victim-blaming that goes alongside this and make our thoughts known on the appalling rape conviction rate in Scotland.
After the march, there will be teas, coffee, and snacks provided in the Venue (Level 2 Strath Union) with more info on this coming soon.
Get a free ticket to let us know if you’re interested and want to find out more information about the 2022 FFTN march and 16 Days of Action!
GBV is a form and function of gender inequality (from ScotGov & UN definition). It can include, but is not limited to harassment, rape and sexual assault, and domestic abuse. It can also manifest in insults, intimidating behaviour, and abusing positions of trust.
If you are a Strathclyde student and want to find out more about gender based violence, you can complete this short Introduction to GBV course on MyPlace – we encourage all students to complete this course.
The route for the march is as shown below, starting at Kelvingrove Park to finish at George Square. Timings are as follows:
6 pm – gather in Kelvingrove Park at Prince of Wales Bridge
6.20 pm – start the march
~ 6.50 pm *5minutes rest on Sauchiehall St
7.30 pm – Arrive at George Square
7:45 pm – Disperse to Students' Union or elsewhere.
There will be some chanting taking place during the march - if you want an idea of what chants we use, check them out:
At the end of the march, there will be a short rally in George Square. Attendees are then invited to come back to Strath Union for our after-event gathering at Level 2 of the Strath Union for teas, coffee and snacks. We will also be have information available from representatives from a number of different organisations.
Whilst recognising that GBV affects all genders, it particularly affects women, trans, non-binary, and gender-diverse people and is disproportionally perpetrated by men.
Throughout the march, we want to ensure that those people who are affected by GBV have the chance to be heard and have space granted to them where they may not normally.
We will also have a break on the march to allow for rest and we will move at a slow walking pace. If you wish to join the march later on the route, you are welcome to - you can also leave whenever you would like to.
It will be cold and has the potential to be wet - please wear appropriate footwear and layers, including waterproofs if necessary. The lighting in the park is limited, so it's advisable to bring a torch or phone with a light - we will also be providing some torches at the event.
Before and after the march, please make sure that you get home safely. Kelvingrove and George Square are both near several public transport options - we would also recommend travelling with others if possible. If you are getting a taxi home at the end of the event you are welcome to come to Strath Union and wait there.
If you are feeling unwell, or showing symptoms of COVID-19, we would ask that you stay at home to ensure the wellbeing of everyone on the March. We would also encourage attendees to take a COVID test before joining the march.
We will have a photographer at the march. Our photographer will be wearing an orange hi-vis vest. They’ve been instructed to do their best to avoid taking photos where people can be identified unless we have consent. If you would not like to appear in any photos, please make yourself known to the photographer. If you are taking photos for your own social media, you should not include faces in an identifiable way, unless you know the people and/or have sought their consent. Please tag Strath Union in your posts as well!
Event hosted by Strathclyde Students' Union
Thursday 08 December 2022
6pm - 9pm
March route - Kelvingrove Park to George Square / After-march event - Strath Union Level 2 Venue