Take Back the Night is an annual event held around the world to raise awareness about violence against women and to reclaim the streets as safe for all. Take Back the Night celebrates women’s diversity and strength, and promotes a society in which the safety of women is guaranteed.
Each year more supporters participate in this event, bringing awareness of the need to end violence against women in our communities. According to Statistics Canada, half of Canadian women (51%) have experienced at least one incident of physical or sexual violence since the age of 16 and one to two women are murdered by a current or former partner each week in Canada. This is a chance to publicly celebrate women’s solidarity; women will not be passive and accept the violence against them but will instead speak out and take action together for change
Please come out and show your support for our mothers, sisters, friends and loved ones.
Date: Thursday, 24 September 2009
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: The Women's Monument, Minto Park (Elgin and Gilmore), Ottawa