Bauer Media brands are to stream a special panel show ‘We Need To Talk About Women’s Safety’ simultaneously tonight at 8pm.
It comes following the tragic death of Sarah Everard, and will explore the issues in more depth via a panel show on the Facebook pages of its radio stations and magazines.
It will feature special guests from across media, the Government and organisations, including #ReclaimTheseStreets’ Jamie Klingler, MHFA England and #YesAllMen’s Simon Blake, Femicide Census’ Karen Ingala Smith, Jess Phillips MP and anti-stalking campaigner Samantha Bumford.
The event will be a safe space where women can share their experiences, men can share their allyship, and people can understand and pledge their support for things to change.
Closer, Grazia, heat, Hits Radio, Greatest Hits Radio, Absolute Radio and Magic Radio will all be taking the feed. It follows ‘Women’s Safety: What Can Men Do?’, a show hosted by Bauer Media’s Scottish radio stations panel earlier this month, which focused on how men could get involved and play their part.
Lucie Cave, Bauer Media presenter, on hosting the event and its importance: “Like most women, Sarah’s death bit me to the core. I used to live in Clapham and walked down the same streets as she did, often alone, often late at night. It’s such an important dialogue and has sparked so much outrage and soul-searching.
“We can’t change the world in one discussion, but we can come together to reflect, connect and show that this is about everyone playing their part to drive societal change.”
The full line up of panellist and guests have been added below:
Lucie Cave, Bauer Media Presenter
Terri White, EMPIRE Editor-in-Chief
Fleur East, Hits Radio Presenter, Singer and TV Star
Tyler West, KISS Presenter
Jamie Klingler, Organiser of #ReclaimTheStreets
Karen Ingala Smith, Co-Founder of the Femicide Census and Chief Executive of Nia
Simon Blake, CEO of MHFA England and co-organiser of #YesAllMen
Jess Phillips MP, Labour Party
Samantha Bumford, Anti-stalking campaigner
Garry Spence, Clyde1 Radio Presenter
‘We Need To Talk About Women’s Safety’ will stream at 8:00-9:30pm on Wednesday 31st March on Closer, Grazia, heat, Yours, Mother&Baby and all Bauer Media radio station Facebook channels and hosted on Closer’s YouTube channel. Audiences can join the discussion online with the hashtag #IWalkWithWomen.