Hundreds Rally, March to End Sexual Violence

By KBJR News 1

April 25, 2013 Updated Apr 25, 2013 at 10:42 PM CDT

Superior, WI (NNCNOW.com)-- A push to end sexual and domestic violence is making its presence known in Superior.

The Center Against Sexual and Domestic Abuse organized the Speak Out Superior event today.

It's the 4th annual march and rally for people to take a stand against violence. Victims say events like 'Speak Out' give more power to those once left powerless.

"A lot of people don't speak out about it," said LaurieAnn Hatch of Superior. "They're afraid to. Their abusers tell them, "don't" or this could happen but they need to know that it's okay."

The march started at the University of Wisconsin-Superior campus, and ended at the Douglas County courthouse.

In Duluth, another group took its message to the streets Thursday to heighten awareness of the prevalence and dangers of sexual violence in the community.

PAVSA hosted its annual Take back the night with a rally and march on Superior Street.

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