Elimination of Violence Against Women Day – candle lit vigil tonight

Candle Lit

Today, the 25th November, is the United Nations Elimination of Violence Against Women Day and, to mark the day, there will be candle lit vigils held in both London and Edinburgh.

For all women worldwide who have been murdered and affected by male perpetrated violence (and in protest of the recent sexual attack on blogger Noble Savage at the Reclaim The Night march in London), Million Women Rise will hold a peaceful candle lit vigil tonight in Trafalgar Square at 7pm.

Million Women Rise, along with other women’s organisations, like Object, the Women and Girls’ Network and Roshni, are inviting self-identified women and male allies to come along and bring a candle to light in remembrance of all women who have suffered male violence.

The Edinburgh University Feminist group will gather in Bristo Square at 6pm, along with political choir Protest in Harmony, to launch their 16 Days of Activism to End Gender Violence campaign. All victims of homophobic and transphobic violence will be in the thoughts of those attending. As the Edinburgh Uni Feminists say;

“Join us to make a strong public statement, to visually highlight crimes which are too often hidden from public view.”

By: Sarah Barnes, 25.11.2009 | Comments (0)
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