Contribute: Edinburgh Magazine Shining a Light on Violence Against Women

09Jan09

Following a tip from The F Word it’s worth bringing a new project set up by the team behind Edinburgh Reclaim the Night. To allow for the pressing need for people to understand the widespread problem of violence against women they’re working on a magazine, to be distributed around Edinburgh, which will make the cause a little more personal.

There are big statistics out there, saying things like one in four women experience rape or attempted rape in their lifetime, saying that almost no rapes result in conviction, that domestic violence rapes are sky high, that street harassment is a terrible problem. But these statistics don’t really seem to sink in, they’re such impossibly large numbers, it often doesn’t seem personal enough to be real.

However, for those of use who are that one in four, or who have been in or currently are in an abuse relationship, or simply live and walk in fear of violence, the statistics are all too personal. On International Women’s Day (March 8th) women and supportive men will be marching through Edinburgh to show our anger at a culture which would rather allow women to live in constant fear of violence than try to abolish violence against women. To go alongside this, we want to provide a forum where women who have experienced all forms of violence against women can have their voices heard (including rape, sexual abuse, domestic violence including emotional and psychological abuse, street harassment, female genital mutilation, and those who have experiences of living in the fear that violence might happen, even if just when walking the streets at night

Stories will be accepted in the language the writer feels most comfortable with and can be sent in via email or post, contact the group, or check out their facebook group


Reclaim the Night Edinburgh Contact Info:
rtnedinburgh08@googlemail.
com

Reclaim the Night Edinburgh
124 Fernieside Crescent
Edinburgh
EH17 7DH
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