Article taken from Issue 1 of The Ox-Fly - Oxford's radical newsletter:
Reclaim the Night (RtN) marches are held all over the world. Oxford RtNs in the 1980s attracted hundreds of women, and have restarted in the last few years, with marches growing bigger each year. Their message is simple: women have the right to walk the streets without the threat of rape limiting their movements and crippling their freedom.
RtN believes that we all have the power to help end sexual violence. It is organised by men and women, with the women-only march followed by a mixed rally. It raises money for the local Oxford Rape Crisis centre, which supports women and girls affected by sexual violence.