The Women’s Resource Centre invites everyone to take part in Take Back the Night Friday. Executive Director Laurie Sealey asks you to join them at an event to protest the fear that women have in walking the streets at night…..
.” It’s just designed to bring visibility and exposure to the impact of sexual violence in women’s lives. Statistics show that it is an increasing problem and over 80 percent of sex crime victims are women. One in four North American women will be sexually assaulted during their life time, that being 25 percent which makes sexual assault the most common and serious crime. On average every six days a woman is killed by her intimate partner. As survivors we are demanding lives free from sexual violence, murder, living in poverty and the violence that is directed towards women and children. This event is for anyone with a chance to come together in unity to take back the night.”
The Walk begins at 5:15 Friday afternoon at Pioneer Square when they will walk down Main Street, Angel Avenue and Hapnot Street back to Pioneer Square.