Take Back the Night is a public event that demands action against gender-based violence that forces women and children to live in fear. This annual international event is a great opportunity to rediscover our voice and our right to safety.
It all began in the 1970s when violence against women became a subject that attracted the attention of the media. In 1972, the first step was asking for resources to improve women's safety. Since then, Take Back the Night has been taking place every fall across the country to support this cause.
The idea behind the event is quite simple. Women are invited to walk in downtown Moncton at night to "take back the streets".
We use an inclusive definition of “woman” and “female” and we welcome trans women, genderqueer women, and non-binary people. This is an evening dedicated to us, to overcome fear and the fear of walking alone at night.
Men are also invited to the event, we ask that they be present as support to the walkers side.
The purpose of the event is to walk in order to "reclaim the street" and claim the right to live without being in fear of sexual violence against women, and finally, to denounce sexualisation in the public sphere and its role in the preservation of this violence.
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