A group of women vowed to Take Back the Night on Thursday evening as part of an annual event aimed at ending violence against women.

Nelson women march for freedom from violence

A sharing circle slowly grew to almost 60 people Thursday night as women and their supporters vowed to take back the night.

A sharing circle slowly grew to almost 60 people Thursday night as women and their supporters vowed to take back the night.

From songs, to personal stories to poetry to simple statements filled with passion, the crowd gathered at the corner of Baker and Hall Streets were there for one reason — to end violence against women.

Take Back the Night is an annual community event for women to symbolize their individual walk through darkness and to demonstrate that women united can resist fear and violence.

Often warned to not walk alone at night, in some parts of the world, women can’t leave their homes at night.

Take Back the Night has been happening around the world since 1976 and is organized locally by the Women’s Centre.

When the group was done sharing Thursday evening, they walked together down Baker Street chanting “wish I may, wish I might, free our lives, take back the night.”

 

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