Women in Rotherham are being invited to join a virtual Reclaim the Night event on to celebrate women’s empowerment. Instead of the usual town-centre walk, a line-up of women with links to Rotherham will share their experiences of moving into new, exciting spaces.
Reclaim the Night stands against violence towards women and girls - making our streets and public spaces safe for and everyone. With this year’s event happening online, we’re taking the opportunity to explore how women are empowering themselves and each other to move into, own and thrive in spaces that might have once been inaccessible.
The event has been organised by Cllr Emma Hoddinott and supported by Rotherham Council.
Speakers on the night will include:
Catherine Asta – a Rotherham-based psychotherapist and impassioned champion of women and their stories, who has helped hundreds of women bring back their sparkle. She’s the resident psychotherapist on the award winning Stephanie Hirst, BBC Radio Leeds and the resident well-being expert at John Lewis Leeds.
Becky Lancashire – since her school days Rotherham, Becky’s career has spanned local newspapers, national magazines and broadcast journalism. She’s now an ITV journalist based in the Channel Islands.
Sithule Mguni – a poetry writer, mother of nine and grandmother of five who works as an immigration advisor and children and families support worker. Sithule also runs a community group of young people of African background and is currently writing a book.
Mayor of Rotherham, Cllr Jenny Andrews
Chief Executive of Rotherham Council, Sharon Kemp.