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
img 282
Women-s-Street-Watch-Newcastle
©@WSWNCL / Facebook

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. 

NEWSLETTER

Get all the latest articles delivered straight to your inbox for free
img

Social Media

img