Take Back the Night is a global event to raise awareness about, and take a stand against, gender-based violence, sexual violence and intimate partner violence.
Everyone has the right to safety, wherever they may be: at home, on the streets, in a work environment, or anywhere else. Sexual violence, in particular, is a community and human rights issue where 1 in 3 women, and 1 in 6 men, in Canada will experience some form of sexual violence in their lifetime.
This year’s theme is Our Community, Our Responsibility. Sexual violence impacts those within our community and at this time where we cannot physically be together we hope to show solidarity and raise awareness online and we ask that you join us in this mission.
To ensure the safety and well being of all Take Back The Night will be live streamed through our website and social media. Join us on September 18, 2020 at 6 p.m. online for the Take Back The Night Streaming! We hope to see many of you engage with us on our virtual spaces in the weeks before Take Back The Night and on the evening of September 18. For those who would like to hold a small rally and march in their communities to commemorate Take Back The Night, we ask that you kindly follow the protocols set by Ontario Public Health. More information on Covid-19 protocols can be found on the province’s website: https://www.publichealthontario.ca/en/diseases-and-conditions/infectious-diseases/respiratory-diseases/novel-coronavirus/public-resources
Updates related to Take Back The Night will be posted regularly on our social media platforms, @tbtnyorkregion so click that follow button