Reclaim the Night boosts campaign against domestic and family violence

Submitted by sam on Sun, 04/11/2012 - 12:00

Congratulations to the organisers of this year's Reclaim the Night rally. The backdrop was of course the shocking assault and murder of Jill Meagher, the recent failure of restraining orders to prevent the murders of domestic violence victims in WA and the sexist ramblings of some well known boof-heads in parliament and the media. Over 400 women and their male supporters poured through the centre of Fremantle demanding an end to violence against women.

Meanwhile the September Council meeting endorsed my proposal to set up a committee to suggest things the City could do to help the community campaign against domestic violence. We've started meeting and will present our proposals at the January council meeting. If you have suggestions please let me know.

Green Left TV video by Zeb Parkes

Photos by Alex Bainbridge