Women Take Back the Night in Duluth

By KBJR News 1

April 26, 2012 Updated Apr 26, 2012 at 9:35 PM CDT

DULUTH, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) - Women of all ages were hitting the streets tonight in theTwin Ports for a March to take back the night.

It started at Duluth's Lakewalk and is meant to bring awareness to sexual assault and violence.

Dozens of women and some men filled the plaza standing up, speaking out and demanding an end to violence.

It was the 12th annual event in the Twin Ports.

One group of young girls brought a lot of energy to march.

"Our program is all about encouraging girls to see themselves as leaders and building self esteem, and so feeling safe in the streets and living in a world where girls are safe no matter what is really important, so we had someone from PAVSA come and talk to all of our groups about why this is such an important event," said Mary Cowen of the YWCA Girl Power Program.

The event marks the end of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

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