Take Back the Night march set for tonight in St. Catharines
This years Take Back the Night walk is shining a spotlight on the long term effects of sexual child abuse.
The Niagara Regional Sexual Assault Centre intends to educate you on the human destruction and financial cost of doing nothing about this epidemic.
Child Assault Prevention Facilitator with the organization Sharon Pazzaglia says the campaign is designed to put the issue front and centre to reduce the stigma associated with it.
Pazzaglia says sexual child abuse will continue as an epidemic if we remain bystanders and ignore what is happening with children.
People who take part in the event will meet at the St. Catharines Public Library at 6:30.
There will also be a candle light vigil and march, food, music and speakers.
Participants are also asked to bring non perishable food items, bedding, or toiletries for the YWCA.