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View All News Take Back the Night Rally and March!

On September 17th at 7pm we will march from the Coles Building (175 Richmond St, Charlottetown) to Victoria Park, where there will be speeches and music.

More information can be found at the event page on Facebook.

COVID 19 Precautions

Everyone in attendance is asked to wear a mask and keep a physical distance of 6 feet from others outside of their household. Please register for this event by filling out this form.

If you have any symptoms of COVID 19, have been out of the Atlantic Bubble in the past 14 days, or have been in contact with anyone who is supposed to by isolating, please do not attend this event. The event will be live streamed on Facebook so you can participate that way.

Background:

Take Back the Night – PEI is designed to raise awareness about gender-based violence, what it is, and how to stop it. Take Back the Night (TBTN) is the earliest worldwide movement to stand against sexual violence, specifically violence against women. TBTN events began in Europe in the 1960’s to protest the lack of safety women experienced walking the streets alone. These events have grown into hundreds of events on University campuses, and communities of all sizes and geographical locations. Although, historically, Take Back the Night events were “women only”, but as our understanding of sex, gender, and the impacts of sexual violence have grown, so too has the inclusivity of this event.

This initiative is to revitalize the Take Back the Night Tradition in PEI is spearheaded by the PEI Rape and Sexual Assault Centre. An advisory committee of 11 groups and organizations was formed to guide the work of this project. Values and Guiding Principles:

  1. Centering people from marginalized communities – sexual violence is at its root connected to colonialism and racism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, classism, and other structural oppressions.
  2. Inclusivity – we strive to make the project inclusive of all identities impacted by gender-based violence.
  3. Accessibility - The committee recognizes accessibility to the event as a priority of this project.
  4. Intersectionality – This work is guided by the understanding that due to intersecting parts of our identities and experiences, sexualized violence will impact people differently.
  5. Sustainability – We value environmental and social responsibility and will attempt to ensure this is woven into the creation of the event.
Advisory Committee:

In addition to the staff and board of the PEI Rape and Sexual Assault Centre, this event has been organized by the following groups:

  • Aboriginal Women’s Association
  • Family Violence Prevention Services
  • Women’s Network PEI
  • Advisory Council on the Status of Women
  • University of Prince Edward Island
  • Turn the Lights On
  • BIPOC USHR
  • Black Cultural Society
  • Pride PEI


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October Phase One Men Matter Group
PEIRSAC is now accepting registrations for the Phase I Men Matter Groups that will run in Charlottetown on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8:30pm starting October 13, 2020.
 
To register (self-referrals only), please call:

PEIRSAC Men Matter Registration   (902) 368-8055 View PDF
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Take Back the Night Evaluation
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PEIRSAC Annual Report 2019
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Wait List
We currently have a wait list for counselling sessions addressing historical sexual abuse and/or past sexual assault. If you have experienced a sexual assault recently, however, you will not have to wait, and we will see you as soon as possible.
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Unfounded - an investigation into how police services handle allegations of sexual assault
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Supporting An Adult Survivor of Sexual Assault in PEI
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