Haliburton will be one of four locations in the area to host the annual Take Back the Night.

Take Back the Night was started in the 70s as a call to action against women being assaulted, the majority of which happen in the evening hours. The Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre told My Haliburton Now that things like Take Back the Night are important because 51% of all women are at risk for some kind of sexual violence.

This two-day event starts Wednesday, September 19th at the Haliburton Highlands Secondary School.  That day there will be info booths and refreshments at 6:00pm and a film screening.  The film being shown is called A Better Man at 6:30pm. A Better Man is a Canadian documentary made by a survivor of domestic abuse in which she confronts her former abuser.

On Thursday, attendees are asked to meet at Head Lake Park at 5:00pm for sign making then at 7:00pm there is a rally followed by a candlelight walk through downtown. The Kawartha Sexual Assualt Centre says that the event is a night to speak out against sexual violence. The centre is hoping that Take Back the Night will create a community of inclusivity and understanding for victims of sexual violence.