Volunteers needed for Reclaim the Night

Reclaim the night is happening on November the 18th and we need you to join in Nottingham’s biggest and loudest annual grassroots protest against all forms of violence against women and girls!

A women-only protest march will stomp, sing, dance and shout its way from Forest Recreation Ground to Market square. The event will end with a Reclaim Rally with women only speakers which will celebrate and support women’s self-organised action against violence. Women are invited to assemble themselves proudly at the Council House steps for this event. After the rally, women are welcome at Nottingham Women’s Centre to get warm, have a bite to eat and socialise at the after party.

Meet at 6.30pm outside Forest Rec Pavilion. Accompanied children of all genders are welcome.

Volunteers needed for stewarding, banner making, helping and hosting at the after party. If you are interested, please contact carli@nottinghamwomenscentre.com.

Supported by: Nottinghamshire Sexual Violence Support Services | Nottingham Women’s Centre | Nottingham Community Housing Association | Equation | Women’s Aid Integrated Services | POW Nottingham | Nottingham Central Women’s Aid | NTU Feminist Society


General Election – Pledges from Candidates

As part of the Domestic and Sexual Violence campaigns which includes Women’s Aid Integrated Services (WAIS), Nottinghamshire Rape Crisis Centre, Equation and POW Nottingham we contacted candidates in this years General election to ask them about their views on addressing violence against Women and Girls locally.

We asked Candidates:
  1. Will you take the Women’s Aid’s Pledge for this General Election? The Pledge sets out how candidates can Hear Her, See Her, and Support Her. I have attached more information about the Pledge, which also includes information on domestic abuse, why it is a pressing issue for your future constituency, and the work of Women’s Aid. Can I count on you to Hear Her, See Her and Support Her if you are elected as our MP? See the Women’s Aid Pledge here.
  1. Will you tell us how else you intend to defend women’s rights and reduce the financial, social and political inequalities still present in society?

See our full letter to candidates here.


Click to read the responses of each candidate.

Nottingham North – Kirsty Jones -Green Party

Nottingham South – David Hollas – UKIP

Sherwood – Becky Thomas – Liberal Democrats

Gedling – Vernon Coaker – Labour

Rushcliffe – Richard Mallender – Green Party

We contacted all candidates standing in Nottingham North, Nottingham South, Nottingham East, Gedling, Broxtowe, Rushcliffe, Sherwood, Newark, Ashfield, Bassetlaw and Mansfield. All answers have been shared without editing.

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