Thousands of women, some dressed only in underwear, have marched through central London to
protest over the way rape victims are treated by the British justice system.
Activists claim only seven out of every 100 reported cases end in a conviction.
The march was organised by the SlutWalk movement.
“Rape is rape, you know. Even if you’re wearing a short skirt, you’re drunk, in a relationship with the man, married for twenty years, if it was your husband. If you are an asylum seeker and you were raped in a detention centre. You’re an immigrant, you’re a sex worker, you were raped by a client. Whatever, rape is rape. We are all worthy of protection. We all want protection,” said protest leader Anastasia Richardson.
“Slut Walks” started in Canada, after a police officer made remarks that women could avoid being raped or victimised by not dressing, as the officer put it, like “sluts.”