16 Days of Activism community march to be held in Kettering

Community safety

30 November 2023

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North Northamptonshire Council’s Safer Communities team have joined up with partners and the local community to support 16 Days of Activism and will be holding a #jointhechorus community march on Saturday 9 December from 6:30pm to 8pm in Kettering town centre.

The march aims to bring the community together in supporting everyone’s right to live a life free from fear of abuse, as well as remembering both victims and survivors of violence. The meeting point for the march is the corner of Northfield Avenue and Meadow Road, Kettering with the march finishing at the Market Place, where there will be a programme of speakers and a remembrance event to remember survivors and victims of domestic and sexual violence. 

Partners include Northamptonshire Rape Crisis, Northamptonshire VOICE, Kettering Women’s Centre, Northamptonshire Domestic Abuse Services, EVE, Kettering Street Pastors, and other organisations and community groups from across North Northamptonshire.

As well as the impact domestic violence has on individuals, there is also a ripple effect into the community. This event will be an opportunity for people to come together and take a united stand against all form of violence in our society, as well as remembering both victims and survivors of violence.Cllr Helen Harrison, the council’s Executive Member for Adults, Health and Wellbeing
Although I am pleased that as a council we are supporting this important campaign, sadly, domestic violence happens every day of the year and I want to take this opportunity to remind everyone there is support and guidance for those who might need it.Cllr Jason Smithers, Leader of the Council

The following local organisations can also provide counselling, guidance and general support to anyone experiencing gender-based violence, domestic abuse or sexual abuse:

16 Days of Activism is an international campaign calling for the elimination of all form of gender-based violence and this year runs between 25 November and 10 December, with more than 6,000 organisations in 187 countries taking part.

For more information, visit the NNC Safer Communities social media channels on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.