Thursday, April 17, 2014

1 BILLION RISING

Sometimes, you see a beautiful and powerful video months after it went online. Like this one. Still worth sharing. It is part of a great project called 1 Billion Rising. Because one Billion women will face sexual violence in their lifetime. Ya. So fucked up.

ONE BILLION RISING FOR JUSTICE is a global call to women survivors of violence and those who love them to gather safely in community outside places where they are entitled to justice – courthouses, police stations, government offices, school administration buildings, work places, sites of environmental injustice, military courts, embassies, places of worship, homes, or simply public gathering places where women deserve to feel safe but too often do not. It is a call to survivors to break the silence and release their stories – politically, spiritually, outrageously – through art, dance, marches, ritual, song, spoken word, testimonies and whatever way feels right.

They have organized mass dancing events in Afghanistan, Australia, Democratic Republic Of Congo, Haiti, Hong Kong, India, Iraq, Soudan, Kenya, Nepal ,Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, South Africa, Swaziland, United Kingdom, USA..

You can see all their work on their Youtube Channel.