Take Back the Night (Organization)
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Overview In 1978 a group of women from Boston area community organizations gathered to organize demonstrations opposing acts of intimidation and violence against women. The group modeled itself after an international protest movement known as Reclaim the Night, which began in Belgium in 1976 when women attending the International Tribunal on Crimes Against Women walked through the streets carrying candles to protest the continuation of violence against women. Protesters in San Francisco held the first...