One Billion Rising 2019: RISE. RESIST. UNITE.
One Billion Rising (OBR) is the biggest mass action to end violence against women (cisgender, transgender, and those who hold fluid identities that are subject to gender-based violence) in human history. The campaign, which 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.
The focus this year is on women’s oppression and exploitation in the context of capitalism, colonization, racism, imperialism, environmental plunder and war.
The OBR coordinators call on every women and girl worldwide to be braver, go deeper, reflect, study, listen, learn, awaken to what we don’t know, ask the difficult questions, engage, take actions, and push yourselves out of your comfort zones physically and intellectually. Because Rising is no longer a campaign – it is a way of life.
More information about OneBillionRising and all events worldwide at a glance can be found on the website.