Reclaim the Night  Australia

(est 1997)

A         BASIC        HUMAN         RIGHT


Reclaim the Night is a global women’s protest against men’s sexual violence held on the last Friday in October each year
In some countries it is known as Take Back the Night


The philosophy of Reclaim The Night encourages grass roots participation in the organisation of events by as many women as possible.  In this way RTN is able to draw together women from diverse backgrounds and experiences to work together in addressing issues of men's sexual violence against women and children.

Significant events in the development of sexual assault laws
"1978 The first Reclaim the Night march takes place in Australia. Reclaim the Night is an annual march for women held on the last Friday in October to allow women to come together to speak out against violence and to celebrate strength"

RTN Australia 2010  Events Calendar

Join the national RTN collective network
send your local Collective & Event details
please include the name of first countries

Organising a local RTN event and need some ideas? Send for the RTN Collective Kit


2010 National Plan to Reduce VAW

2009 Recorded Crime Victims

2005 Personal Safety Survey

2005 Crime & Safety Australia

2004 Sexual Assault in Australia:
            A Statistical Overview

1996 Women's Safety Survey


RTN on the web - send your link

- women and men – please be respectful of RTN events as women’s spaces -

- it really is ok for women to gather together in public without men – 

RTN Australia (est 1997)
Email | Web | RTN c/- PO Box 1
Annandale Eora Country NSW Australia 2038