News

Women will Take Back the Night

Take Back the Night is a local march in solidarity for Campbell River women to raise awareness of women’s rights to be safe from violence in their communities and homes.

As a group, women are still greatly overrepresented as victims of sexual violence. According to the Canadian Women’s Foundation, one in two girls in Canada will be physically or sexually abused in their lifetime.

The first Canadian Take Back the Night march was in Vancouver in 1978, as an event to speak out against violence, sexual assault, and harassment.

It is about women reclaiming the right to be able to walk without fear at night and to eliminate sexual violence. All women are invited to join a short march starting at Spirit Square, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 12.

The march goes through downtown and concludes back at the square. Men are welcome to support this march by walking along side. For more information contact the Campbell River Women’s Centre at 250-287-3044.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Hydro announces more dam upgrades worth ‘hundreds of millions of dollars’
 
Grinches steal Christmas ornaments
 
Campbell River woman elected to BC Conservative party’s board of directors
Hundreds attend Lorne project open house
 
NDP demands audit of Multi-Material BC
 
Historic police charge books returned to VicPD after digital preservation
Bearing witness through a work of art
 
On call along the west coast 24/7
 
PAPA eyes fuel dock

Community Events, November 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Nov 28 edition online now. Browse the archives.