Silence is used as a weapon to protect perpetrators of sexual violence and assault, according to Shawn McGuffey, the keynote speaker at the Boston College Women’s Center’s annual Take Back the Night event.
“Take Back the Night” is an annual, worldwide event in pursuit of diminishing the stigma and silence about instances of sexual violence. Every year, the BC Women’s Center sponsors the event, inviting students to listen to accounts of sexual violence survivors and songs from BC-based a cappella group.
The staff of the Women’s Center stressed that its wide range of resources are available to anyone who needs them.
“Take Back the Night” is rooted in international protests against sexual violence.
As part of Concerned About Rape Education week, BC students discussed their road to recovery after being sexually assaulted.
Survivors and supporters shared stories at the annual C.A.R.E. Week event.