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30 March 2021

Bauer Media brands to broadcast special panel show ‘We Need To Talk About Women’s Safety’

Following the tragic death of Sarah Everard, conversations have sparked across the country around women’s safety. To explore the issues in more depth and discuss next steps from here, Bauer Media is launching ‘We Need To Talk About Women’s Safety’; a panel show and 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.

Airing on Wednesday 31st March at 8pm, the show 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.

It will be broadcast across Bauer Media magazine and radio brand Facebook pages, including Closer, Grazia, heat, Hits Radio, Greatest Hits Radio, Absolute Radio and Magic Radio. 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.


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For further press information, please contact:

Jess Blake, Communications Director, UK Publishing

E: M: 07739 516345

Odelia Yu, Senior Commercial Communications Executive, Bauer Media

E: M: 07718124791

About Bauer Media UK:

Bauer Media UK reaches over 25 million UK consumers through a portfolio of world-class, multi-platform media and entertainment brands including heat, KISS, Grazia, Empire, Magic, Absolute Radio and the Hits Radio Network. These brands offer commercial partners access to highly engaged audiences, with creative solutions underpinned by insight and instinct. Bauer Media UK is part of the Bauer Media Group, one of the world’s largest privately owned media businesses with media assets all over the globe.

For further external resources and ways to support women’s issues and crimes against women, please visit:

End violence against women

Women’s Aid


Reclaim These Streets

Femicide Census

How men can be allies

Southall Black Sisters – Southall Black Sisters

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