Women’s Street Watch Helps Newcastle Party-Goers Get Home Safely

Equipped with H2O, snacks and phone chargers, the pink jacket-wearing team keeps female patrons safe
December 12, 2022
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A group of pink jacket-wearing volunteers is patrolling Newcastle’s streets to help women get home safely after the sun goes down. Called Women’s Street Watch Newcastle (WSWN), the safety-forward patrol team is out every Friday and Saturday from 10 PM until late.

Besides helping vulnerable revelers – be they clubbers, pub crawlers, or members of the homeless community – the 50 WSWN volunteers are equipped with water, flip flops, snacks, and phone chargers in a bid to make after-night-out walks harm-free.

Women’s Street Watch members safeguard Newcastle hotspots and analyze the crowds to spot women who might need help. Their eye-catching, vividly pink van provides a secure spot to call a taxi, charge your phone, or take a breather.

A partnership with the local cab firm Budget Taxis allows Women’s Street Watch Newcastle to call in a free ride home for anyone who needs it. As the venture garnered the city’s appreciation, door crews now dial the women’s activist team’s number when they sense a female patron might need their attention. 

WSWN saw daylight as a much-needed safety initiative following the murders of Sarah Everard and Sabina Nessa. Both women were killed in London while walking alone on the streets during nighttime. 


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