One billion rising to end violence against women
One Billion Rising is the biggest mass action to end violence against women in human history. The campaign, launched on Valentine’s Day 2012, began as a call to action based on the staggering statistic that 1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. With the world population at 7 billion, this adds up to more than one billion women and girls. What began as a worldwide creative dance protest is emerging as a collective creative resistance using art and solidarity as powerful tools for protest against all forms of violence.
Creative risings are not only centred on collective and defiant dance protests in the fight for women’s rights. This year, from 14 February to 8 March OBR actions, we are calling activists from around the world to stage ARTISTIC UPRISINGS. ARTISTIC UPRISINGS will use art forms from storytelling to theatre, poetry and music, dance and film as radical calls to action and escalate political consciousness.Find more information about the movement and events in your region on the website.