Our mission is to resist and end sexual, gender-based, and all forms of violence through community-led action


Our vision is a world in which every community is empowered and free of violence and oppression.


Take Back the Night events have been held annually in Sacramento since 1979, as part of an international feminist tradition of rallies and marches organized around the world for more than 40 years.  Sacramento’s Annual Take Back the Night Rally & March takes place on Second Saturday in October and includes a Resource Fair with more than 40 community organizations; a Rally featuring diverse, mission-driven leaders, speakers, performers and survivors; and a March through Midtown in protest of the  ways in which violence and oppression continue to impact our lives. ​ ​

The Annual Rally & March is open to all ages and gender identities and includes an annual community project, activities for children, and encourages allies to be active in resisting sexual, gender-based, and all forms of violence.

Sacramento Take Back the Night is an empowering, community-based event which brings survivors and their loved ones, activists and community members alike, in a call to resist and end sexual, gender-based, and all forms of violence.

Campus-based Take Back the Night Events

Sister events are held locally on different dates at UC Davis and at  Sacramento State. Contact your local campus organizers to learn more.

Do We Still Need to Take Back the Night? YES!

FACT: 1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men will experience sexual assault in their lifetime. Further, 80% of female victims of rape experienced their first rape before the age of 25 and almost half experience their first rape before age 18, (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey. 2010).

FACT: Approximately 80-90% of rapes are committed by someone the victim knows – a friend, acquaintance, family member, or even intimate partner, (U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Statistics 1997 Sex Offenses and Offenders Study. 1997).

FACT: 9 out of 10 rape victims are female, (U.S. Department of Justice. 2003 National Crime Victimization Survey. 2003).

*Sacramento Take Back the Night is the informal name of Northern California Association for Women Take Back the Night (“NCAWTBN”).  NCAWTBN is a tax-exempt non-profit public benefit corporation governed by a Board of Directors.  Donations and sponsorships from other organizations and individuals provide the funding needed to carry on the activities of NCAWTBN.

A project of the Northern California Association for Women Take Back the Night