Take Back the Night is an annual event for women all over Canada to raise awareness on the issue of violence against women and children. In Hamilton, women of great diversity in culture, age, sexuality, education and purpose met at the McMaster University Downtown Centre in Hamilton for a rally and walk through the streets. This year, it was organized by the Sexual Assault Centre, Hamilton & Area (SACHA) and held on Thursday, September 24, 2009. With noisemakers and banners in hand, police guided us down to Hess along Main and King.
WE MARCHED … as women, to symbolize our basic human right to be where we want, when we want, and how we want in a world where there is no violence against women.