AWAVA and Equality Rights Alliance are standing in solidarity today, 25 October 2013, to reclaim the night.
Both alliances strongly believe that safety and equality go hand in hand. AWAVA understands that gender-based violence against women is both a consequence and cause of gender inequity, which is embedded deeply within all levels of our society. Violence is perpetrated through institutions and the public sphere as well as in the privacy of intimate relationships. Efforts to end gender-based violence against women must be accountable to women and promote women’s empowerment and social and gender equality.