On August 18th, 2022, a little after 9 pm, 28 women gathered on a street in a neighbourhood in Cape Town. Some knew each other from encounters at work, university and the neighbourhood, but many others were simply strangers to each other. At exactly 9 pm the entire neighbourhood had gone into load shedding. The streets were pitch dark, filled with just whispers and anxious laughs of strangers willing to walk for hours in the streets of one of the most unsafe cities in the world. We were to walk for approximately two hours, navigating streets that we as women had never dared to walk at night, and seldom in the day.
Get to Know Us
We walk, because we can! We are currently walking once a month, in different neighbourhoods of Cape Town, South Africa.
We realized that our walks are about much more than just strolling through Cape Town's streets. Beyond the physical act of walking, our walks are filled with conversations, voices, and chit chat. Every walker has their unique story, experience and motivation to join the walks. It is in this spirit that we aim to create a space for this ongoing dialogue and want to introduce to you:
Women Talk @Midnight
Women Talk @Midnight is an online platform where we can share our stories, experiences, photos and reflections.
We invite you to dive into the narratives of walkers, to understand the transformative power of these walks, and to share your own stories of navigating the night.
Join us and let's continue to amplify the vocies of women across Cape Town and beyond.
Check out the forum, leave a comment, share a post, send an email.
Get in touch with us and share your own story, your words matter here.
We are excited to hear from you!
Your Guide to this Website
On our blog we will keep you updated about future walks and events as well as newspaper articles, YouTube Videos and anything connected to the Midnight Walks.
02 COMMUNITY FORUM
Our forum is a platform where you can stay informed about news and updates. But it is certainly not just about what we have to say - please feel free to share your stories and inspire others. From personal experiences to resources and upcoming events, our forum covers it all. Click here to check it out.
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04 HOW TO BECOME A HOST
Women's Midnight Talks invites you to contribute to our platform and inspire others. Click here to find out more.Have questions, suggestions, or just want to say hello? We're eager to hear from you. Fill out the form, and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.
YouTube | The Womxn Show: Women Walk at Midnight | Cape Town TV
Walking in India
Make sure to check out the blog of our forerunner initiative We Walk at Midnight India