Like the last two years this year too a Take Back the Night rally was organised on 31st December 2014 by Citizen’s Collective Against Sexual Assault. Everyone welcomed the New Year with songs of protest, dance, street plays. All were invited to come and join with friends & family and feel free to participate in ways they like!

Let's reclaim our spaces and rights by loitering, singing and dancing together.  Credit: CCSA India
Let’s reclaim our spaces and rights by loitering, singing and dancing together.

The Citizens’ Collective against Sexual Assault (CCSA) is a Delhi/NCR-based group of organisations, individuals and activists from women’s movements and progressive movements. It works towards addressing issues of sexual violence against women, girls and transgender people. It raises awareness among the public, media, administration and the police on issues of gender rights. It works collectively to build an environment of safety in Delhi, Noida and Gurgaon. Here are some pictures from last night’s event where people sing songs, recite poetry, raise slogans, write on posters, talk, engage and gather in large numbers to show solidarity and take back what is rightfully theirs: freedom and equality!

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Reclaiming the streets at PVR Anupam Saket
Aaj ki raat, hona hai jo, ho jaane do ..
Aaj ki raat, hona hai jo, ho jaane do ..
Talking about disability and vulnerability of women.
Talking about disability and vulnerability of women.
Child Sexual Abuse: Talk, talk, talk till it stops!
Child Sexual Abuse: Talk, talk, talk till it stops!
Stop Child Sexual Abuse Now!
Stop Child Sexual Abuse Now!
If you don't stop child sexual abuse, who will?
If you don’t stop child sexual abuse, who will?
Yes, it is our right and we will reclaim it!
Yes, it is our right and we will reclaim it!
Need we say more?
Need we say more?
Khaamoshi todo waqt aa gaya!
Khaamoshi todo waqt aa gaya!
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Akhil Katyal at #TBTN2015
Ringing in 2015 supporting women's safety & security, loitering & matargashti!
Ringing in 2015 supporting women’s safety & security, loitering & matargashti!
Survivors and friends, stand up against child sexual abuse.
Survivors and friends, stand up against child sexual abuse.
Take back what's yours! Reclaim for freedom and equality.
Take back what’s yours! Reclaim for freedom and equality.
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Picture credits: Feminism In India

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