This day is based on Take Back the Night (TBTN), which originated in the 1970s in Philadelphia.
The TBTN March is considered the earliest universal effort to combat sexual violence. In 1981, The Canadian Association of Sexual Assault Centers declared the third Friday of September to be the evening for Take Back the Night marches nationwide.
Despite fighting sexual violence since the 1970s, the following statistics are still relevant today:
But the fight to end sexual violence has still come a long way in the last 42 years.
For example, right HERE at Heritage, you have access to your own private sexual violence prevention and counselling service.
There is also a Take Back the Night March (Marche La rue, la nuit, les femmes, sans peur) on Thursday, September 22, 2022, at 6 p.m. from Gatineau to Ottawa.
It is organized by the CALAS de l’Outaouais (Centre d’aide et de lutte contre les agressions sexuelles).
A bus will be provided to go back to Gatineau at the end of the march.
If you want to participate to this free event, open to all regardless of gender, all the relevant information is below:
Thursday, September 22, 2022, at 6 p.m.
End of the march at Ottawa’s City Hall around 8 p.m.
A bus will bring participants back to the starting point around 9 p.m.
Maurice Richard statue in Gatineau (intersection of the Laurier St and Des Allumetières Blvd), at the entrance of the Jacques Cartier Park and the Alexandra Bridge.
FACEBOOK EVENT LINK
For more information: 819-771-1773 or firstname.lastname@example.org
In the meantime, you can contact the Sexual Violence One-Stop Service (SVOSS), which offers free confidential and empowering counselling and much more.
You can get more information on what SVOSS offers or request an appointment by clicking RIGHT HERE!
You don’t have to be a victim or a survivor to access the service.
Maybe you have questions regarding consent, respecting your limits, or supporting your children.
No questions are out of bounds!
The Sexual Violence One-Stop Service at Cégep Heritage College is committed to provide an environment where members of The College community can study and work free of sexual violence. We believe in the importance of treating sexual violence with the seriousness it deserves, as well as of acknowledging the trauma of sexual violence, and encouraging the efforts of individuals to seek support and receive appropriate services.
* Please note that the social worker at the Sexual Violence One Stop Service works on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays for Fall 2022.
** In the event of a crisis or an emergency, please call the Provincial Helpline for Victims of Sexual Assault Quebec Helpline
Toll-free 24 hours/7 days a week.