Walking a marathon for all women affected by harassment, abuse and violence.

A group of local women have come together to raise awareness about women's safety and much-needed funds for The Rita Project. Walking 26.2 miles across the South Downs in early July, they want to call for everyone in society to challenge violence and abuse against women. 

The recent high profile story about Sarah Everard has brought the spotlight back to the realities of safety on the streets and the challenges women face. Since the disappearance of Sarah on 3rd March 2021, at least 8 women have died due to violence from a male known to them.

This is unacceptable and every case is a tragic loss of a woman, a daughter, a sister, a friend, a colleague. 

This walk is dedicated to them.

Source: Counting Dead Women -



£1,151.00 raised of £500.00 target by 44 supporters

£1,151.00 donated


230 %


From 13th April 2021. Until 31st August 2021.


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The Rita Project from The Rita Project

The Rita Project works to create system change, raise awareness, and create better outcomes for people experiencing abuse. We are dedicated to changing the conversation about abuse in our communities and amplifying the voices of those who are not heard. We want to live in a society where challenging domestic abuse is top of the agenda and the impact on individuals and communities is fully recognised. Working with others, we want to leave no stone unturned, make sure no one is left behind and all conversations about abuse are met with compassion, understanding, and support.


For further information visit the twitter feed.

  • Mon, January 10 2022, 8:23 AM : "Between April and June 2021, domestic abuse accounted for nearly one in six new homelessness cases in England. This number rose despite the overall increase in homelessness slowing. This is a 79% rise when compared with the same period the previous year"
  • Wed, January 5 2022, 8:23 AM : Eliminating violence towards women needs a complete overhaul. The current strategies do not work and we are not keeping women safe. Let's be brave and take action that really make a difference to women's lives 🙌
  • Tue, November 30 2021, 9:04 AM : RT @TheRitaProject: Are you a professional working with young people and families in #Sussex? Are you interested in learning more about #Ch…
  • Tue, November 30 2021, 9:04 AM : RT @M_HomelessLink: 🚨Call to action Women’s Sector: Where possible collaborate with homelessness sector organisations to enhance the suppor…