1 in 3 women are violently attacked or raped in their lifetime. Is this a statistic that we can accept? Or will you join One Billion Rising?
Why should we Rise?
14th February 2013, one billion all over the world are rising. The One Billion Rising campaign has evoked interest, passion and commitment all over the world. Over 199 countries have pledged to rise. This is a global strike to demand the end of violence against women. An act of solidarity to make it clear that our collective strength will not be overpowered.
Together we can be heard. Violence against women is not to be accepted, sexual abuse is not a justified cause of action.
We can dance, we can sing, we can cause a revolution. Flash mobs are being organised all over the world to ‘Break Chain’. One Billion together all over the world will unite. This revolution is already in progress, the rise has attracted all names, all walks of life.
Famous actress, Thandie Newton published her commitment on her blog, she will rise. Herman Van Rompuy, the President of the European Council is Rising! The European Parliament stood up and performed a flash-mob on Jan 28 in Brussels! Mumbai are Rising. The World is Rising!
Men are joining in too. This is not a woman’s fight against all men, it is humanity’s fight against injustice and inequality that must end today.
Walk out and demand an end to the violence.
Click here to find your nearest rising and get involved. If there isn’t one near you, start your own Rising. You will find that people will come, they will join you in solidarity, be apart of the One Billion Rising.
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February 14th, I Will Rise, will you?