Vancouverites took to the Stanley Park Seawall today to help fight violence against women.
The sun was shining as people came out for the 37th annual Rape Relief Walk, marching 10km to raise funds for the Vancouver’s Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter.
Organizer Hilla Kerner says raising money is vital to continue their work.
“It’s a way to secure our existence, and allow us to operate 24-hours crisis line and support women who’ve been raped or sexually assaulted, but also, it’s a way for the community to say ‘we want to end rape, we want to end male violence against women.'”
They’re hoping to raise more than $30,000 dollars.
Last year, Vancouver Rape relief responded to 1,200 calls from women escaping male violence and housed more than 100 women and children.