Anti-violence rally and march happening in Mississauga

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Published September 21, 2023 at 10:07 am

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The annual anti-violence rally and march, Take Back the Night, returns to Mississauga.

Take Back the Night aims to increase awareness and support of women and gender diverse people’s right to live without the fear of violence, focusing on ending sexual violence, according to a press release from the Peel Committee Against Women Abuse.

“Take Back the Night is an important advocacy event in speaking out against gender-based violence,” said Andrine Johnson, Peel Committee Against Women Abuse co-chair and Embrave CEO.

The rally comes as gender-based violence was declared an epidemic in Peel Region.

“We are looking forward to coming together as a community to Take Back the Night and reclaim space that continues to be dangerous for women and gender-diverse individuals. It’s a powerful evening of support, solidarity and advocacy.” Rebecca Pacheco, development and education manager for Embrave: Agency to End Violence.

The rally and march is tonight (Sept. 21).

The event begins with a community fair at Burnhamthorpe Library, 3650 Dixie Rd., at 5 p.m. The fair will include more than 15 booths hosted by Peel Committee Against Women Abuse member organizations.

Survivors of violence in need of support, can contact Embrave: Agency to End Violence’s 24-hour Crisis Line at 905-403-0864 or 1-855-676-8515.

For more information on support or about the rally, visit the Peel Committee Against Women Abuse website at www.pcawa.net.

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