Mokami Status of Women Council
 
TAKE BACK THE NIGHT
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Take Back the Night is an action created to enable large numbers of women to publicly express our anger at the sexual violence that goes on and the victim blaming that accompanies it. Not every woman has been sexually assaulted, but every woman has been taught to fear it. We are told from the time we are young not to walk alone, not to go out after dark, to avoid strangers and to avoid dangerous areas of town. This advice is useless in the face of the reality that the largest number of women experience violence in their own home, at the hand of someone they know. The Take Back the Night March is a public protest organized by women, for women. It serves as a means for women to unite and voice our desire to end the fear and perceived responsibility women experience when it comes to sexual assault, harassment, and other forms of violence.

AT LEAST ONE OUT OF EVERY THREE WOMEN WORLDWIDE HAS BEEN BEATEN, FORCED INTO SEX OR OTHERWISE ABUSED IN HER LIFETIME BY A PARTNER, RELATIVE, FRIEND, STRANGER, EMPLOYER, AND/OR COLLEAGUE. OF THESE CRIMES, LESS THAN 50% ARE REPORTED TO THE POLICE. IT'S TIME TO MAKE A CHANGE. ...........................................................(world health organization)

Take Back the Night represents a time when Women walk to speak out against Violence Against Women. This is an opportunity for women and girls of all ages.
Supportive men - men show their support and respect by joining the walk from the Provincial Court House. They also help us with the activities at the beginning and the end points of the route, and line the route to cheer us on. Men also help with the refreshments and BBQ too!
 
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OUR PARTNERS:

Libra House
Labrador Friendship Centre
Labrador Grenfell Health
Nunatsiavut
Women in Resource Development
AnanauKatiget Timingit Inuit Women's Organization
Spinal Cord Injury NL
Kerry Saner Harvey
Shaun McLean
 
THANK YOU
We want to thank the businesses and organizations who are supporting us:
 
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