CITY HALL — Dozens of women gathered Thursday night on the steps of the Glendale police headquarters to call for an end to sexual and domestic violence.
The annual Take Back the Night rally has become a staple around the world and in Glendale, where residents have been empowered to speak out against violence on women.
“Let’s all try to help each other, to look out for each other and to continue until violence stops,” said Paula Devine chairwoman of the city’s Commission on the Status of Women, which sponsored the rally with the YWCA of Glendale.
Residents chanted supportive words and held signs as they marched from the Police Department in the 100 block of North Isabel Street to the YWCA in the 700 block of East Lexington Avenue.
Participants gathered at YWCA to view shirts decorated by survivors of violence for the Clothesline Project. Organizers said decorating the shirts allows the survivors of violence to break their silence.