[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]For the first time Renfrewshire residents will take part in a special procession to echo the international call to end to violence against women.

The Reclaim the Night procession, which takes place on Tuesday 25 November, will launch Renfrewshire’s 16 Days of Action, a local version of the UN’s international campaign.


Supported by Renfrewshire Council and local and national voluntary and community groups, the procession will start at West College Scotland at 6pm and progress through the streets of Paisley. The event will finish at Paisley Town Hall, where attendees will be invited in for an evening of entertainment.

In 2013, 2276 residents in Renfrewshire were victims of domestic violence, a 44% increase from ten years ago when 695 residents reported an incident of domestic violence.

Councillor Iain McMillan, Convener of Renfrewshire Council’s Social Work, Health and Wellbeing Policy Board, said: “It’s unacceptable that so many women in Renfrewshire should be subject to violence during their lives. Renfrewshire should be a safe place for women to live, work or visit.

“The aim of the Reclaim the Night march is to raise awareness of these issues and show our commitment to ending violence against women.”

Reclaim the Night is a free event and there is no need to register.

Parking is available at West College Scotland or at Renfrewshire Council’s HQ after 4.30pm.

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