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Nov. 9, 2017MARYVILLE, Mo. | By: Moore
A special event called "Take Back the Night" organized to take a stand against violence was held on the Northwest Missouri State University campus last night.
Take Back the Night Foundation reports one out of every three women and one in six men worldwide experience some form of sexual violence and fewer than 50 percent of those victims report the crimes. Northwest's Green Dot Initiative and Concerned Advocates for Relationship Equality, also known as CARE, hosted the Northwest version of Take Back the Night. CARE president Pooja Poudyal said she hoped the event would give victims a voice.
Events like this can offer the opportunity for people to connect with others who share similar experiences. Northwest Missouri State University Police Lieutenant Amanda Cullin is one resource on campus who can provide advice for students to protect themselves against sexual assault and abuse.
A candlellight march on the Northwest campus was also a part of last night's event.