Reykjavik Slut Walk draws great crowds on Saturday

Thousands attended the 2017 Reykjavik Slut Walk.

Thousands attended the 2017 Reykjavik Slut Walk. Iceland Monitor/Árni Sæberg

The Reykjavik Slut Walk took place in Reykjavik yesterday afternoon. Thousands rallied to support the cause: to put an end to sexual violence, shame the perpetrators and not the victims and to press for changes in the judicial system with regards to sexual crimes.

The slut walk protests the idea that "women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimised". 

An emphasis was also put this year on counteracting distrubution of photographic or video material taken without consent and revenge porn. 

The walk began at Hallgrímskirkja church at 2 pm and women, men, teenagers and children carrying banners and balloons walked all the way to Austurvöllur in the city centre when a programme of speeches and music took place in support of the cause. 

The slut walk, now in its sixth year also wants to emphasise that the behaviour or clothing of victims is never an excuse for sexual crimes.

"Just because you didn't get sentenced doesn't mean you're not ...

"Just because you didn't get sentenced doesn't mean you're not guilty" Iceland Monitor/Árni Sæberg

"All children have the right to be protected from violence."

"All children have the right to be protected from violence." Iceland Monitor/Árni Sæberg

Iceland Monitor/Árni Sæberg

Iceland Monitor/Árni Sæberg

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