Reclaim the Night rallies take the streets

Reclaim the Night in Wollongong. Photo: Topia Ryan-Jones

This year is the 40th anniversary of Reclaim the Night in Australia.

To mark the occasion, Reclaim the Night marches were held around Australia to demand an end to violence against women.

Counting Dead Women, a project that records and publicises the number of women killed by domestic violence in Australia, report that 58 women have been killed this year.

Despite this, federal and state governments have been cutting back funding to domestic violence services over the past few years.

Rallies were held in Wollongong on October 25 and in Geelong, Newcastle and Perth on October 26. Hundreds also rallied in Cairns that same day, while a march was held in Melbourne earlier this month.