Dead Women Walking - the march
A peaceful creative 'Murder March' to remember and represent the women murdered in the UK by partners, ex-partners, family members i.e. domestic violence murders.
The #DeadWomenWalking march aims to raise awareness of the women behind the statistics of domestic violence murders. It takes place on the Sunday nearest International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
The first march took place in London in 2014 - we marched through Central London to Downing Street, where we presented a list of the women killed to number ten.
The second march in 2015 in London was to the Houses of Parliament, calling on the Government to ratify the Istanbul Convention. On 8 June 2012 the Government signed the Istanbul Convention, but 3.5 years later in 2015 it had still not fully committed to it by law through ratifying it. This march was to raise awareness of the protections the Istanbul Convention can provide and of the ICChange petition.
2016 We marched through the centre of Manchester - walkers carried messages and statistics of domestic violence as the names of women killed in the last year were read out loud
2017 We marched through Manchester once again - walkers gave out helpline information leaflets provided by Manchester Feminist Network who also held a vigil to remember the women killed in the last year at the end of the march.
2018 This year there will be two marches One in Manchester and a sister march in Devon both on Sunday 25th November. Details will be added soon.