Published: September 27, 2017
On Sept. 20 over 20 individuals joined together to celebrate Take Back the Night. This event began in the early 1960s in Belgium and England where women were feeling unsafe walking on the streets at night. The movement spread into the United States in the 1970s when campus students were starting to experience high rates of sexual assaults. Events are now planned across the world to bring awareness to sexual violence that women and girls are experiencing. Women are 11 times more likely to be sexually victimized and 67 per cent of people will know someone in their inner circle who has been victimized. New Starts for Women can provide support in a variety of ways to women who are experiencing any type of abuse. The crisis line is answered 24 hours a day at 727-3303.