Thousands gathered across the country world Thursday, to take part in the 19th annual Take Back the Night rally. Take Back the Night is an organization that “serves to create safe communities and respectful relationships through awareness events and initiatives. [TBTN] seeks to end sexual assault, domestic violence…. TBTN empowers survivors in the healing process and inspires responsibility in all.” according to the groups mission statement.
People in cities all across the country gathered to hold candlelight vigils, and listen to speakers talk about sexual assault. In Tikrit, Iraq nearly 500 service members and civilians completed a 1.8 mile walk to bring awareness and promote a stand against domestic violence. Staff Sgt. Leah Sutherland, a non-commissioned officer in charge with the 211th Reginal Support Group said “If you are not willing to speak up for wrong doing then you are willing to put up with anything and shouldn’t complain… We all have to at times do things that are uncomfortable… we have to stand up to stop what is going on.”
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