9th Annual Take Back The Night


New location for 2024 at the
Village At Shirlington! 
Look for us in front of the Shirlington Library



Take Back The Night is a community gathering and vigil - held on the last Thursday of April every year - to support victims and survivors of sexual and domestic violence. Take Back The Night is about the power of speaking out. Rape, sexual assault, sexual abuse, and domestic violence are often labeled "crimes of silence" because of low reporting rates and social discomfort with their public discussion. Sexual violence affects as many as 1 in 3 women and 1 in 6 men. These staggering statistics are the motivation for Take Back The Night events around the world. The Annual Northern Virginia | Washington, DC Take Back The Night is dedicated to empowering those who have been victimized and helping all survivors reclaim their voice. We also aim to strengthen our communities by bringing together races, faith groups, philosophies, genders, ethnicities, nationalities, sexual orientations, and socioeconomic backgrounds in a united effort against sexual violence. Take Back The Night began in the 1960's and represents the earliest worldwide stand against sexual violence, especially violence against women. Take Back The Night events have been documented in 36 countries, in over 800 communities, and reaching more than 30 million people with a message of strength and support.


Rally Against Rape is a grassroots, community-action project dedicated to combating sexual violence and raising awareness about the prevalence of rape and sexual assault. Since 2012, Rally Against Rape has built a network of concerned and compassionate citizens, advocates for women and girls, community leaders, local businesses, and service providers who want to live and work in communities free from sexual assault, rape, and other forms of sexual violence. Through awareness, activism, and advocacy, we combat sexual violence and fortify our community's consensus for
improving treatment of victims and survivors.


  • Thursday, April 25, 2024 | 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM


Look for us in front of Shirlington Library

4200 Campbell Ave, Arlington, VA, 22206, View Map

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