Sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual abuse, and all forms of sexual violence have not ceased with the pandemic, and light has yet to be shed on the issue. So, after two years of Zoom due to the pandemic, the annual Take back the night collecting feedback – in person – at the University of Oregon to bring the issue of domestic and sexual violence back to the fore again. According to the website DoSomething.org, 85% of victims of domestic violence are women, and a quarter of women worldwide will experience domestic or dating violence in their lifetime. Additionally, half of all homeless women and children in the United States are fleeing domestic violence. Additionally, the website notes that boys who witness domestic violence are twice as likely to abuse their partners and children when they become adults. Shed light on this question. Enough is enough.
Take Back the Night 2022 — organized by the University of Oregon Women’s Center with the help of many others — begins at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 28 with a rally at the Erb Memorial Union Amphitheater, followed by a 7 p.m. march on the UO campus, ending at 8 p.m. with a Say It Against Domestic and Sexual Violence on the South Lawn behind the Knight Library. FREE.