Billion Women Run for Safety

Safety for women in public spaces is still a major issue for many women around the world, even in 2017 and in a city like London where 45% of women have experienced some form of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking.

To raise awareness for this issue BILLION WOMEN are organising Billion Women’s 5k Run for Safety supported by UN Women.

Sexual harassment and other forms of sexual violence occur every day for women and girls globally. It happens on streets, in and around schools, parks and workplaces.

The number of offences against women, including domestic abuse, rape and sexual assaults last year rose by almost 10% to 117,568, which is a significant number moving in the wrong direction.

Violence and sexual harassment in public spaces restricts a woman’s freedom and negatively impacts both their physical and mental health.The problem cannot be fully addressed until we as a society fully accept the problem at hand.

Open for all ages, genders and level of runners/walkers – the run is an inclusive day for all to come together in support of a great cause.

To sign-up follow the link below.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/billion-women-run-for-safety-5k-run-in-richmond-park-tickets-35850930097?aff=es2

Look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible.

Date: 9th Sept 2017
Location: Richmond Park
Distance: 5 km

 

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