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One Billion Rising - Thursday 14th Feb

Posted by on Feb. 13, 2013 at 7:33 AM
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http://onebillionrising.org/pages/faqs

V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. V-Day is a catalyst that promotes creative events to increase awareness, raise money, and revitalize the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations. V-Day generates broader attention for the fight to stop violence against women and girls, including rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation (FGM), and sex slavery.

In conjunction with the 15th anniversary, V-Day launched its most ambitious campaign to date - ONE BILLION RISING. The concept of the campaign is simple. If you take into account the statistic that 1 out of 3 women will experience violence in her lifetime, you are left with the staggering statistic that over 1 billion women on this planet will be impacted by violence. On V-Day's 15th Anniversary, 2.14.13, we are inviting ONE BILLION women and those who love them to WALK OUT, DANCE, RISE UP, and DEMAND an end to this violence. V-Day wants the world to see our collective strength, our numbers, our solidarity across borders.



Will you dance tomorrow?

by on Feb. 13, 2013 at 7:33 AM
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Clairwil
by Ruby Member on Feb. 13, 2013 at 7:35 AM


Break the Chain Lyrics

Lyrics by Tena Clark
Music by Tena Clark/Tim Heintz

Intro-
I raise my arms to the sky
On my knees I pray
I’m not afraid anymore
I will walk through that door
Walk, dance, rise
Walk, dance, rise

I can see a world where we all live
Safe and free from all oppression
No more rape or incest, or abuse
Women are not a possession

You’ve never owned me, don’t even know me I’m not invisible, I’m simply wonderful I feel my heart for the first time racing I feel alive, I feel so amazing

I dance cause I love
Dance cause I dream
Dance cause I’ve had enough
Dance to stop the screams
Dance to break the rules
Dance to stop the pain
Dance to turn it upside down
Its time to break the chain, oh yeah
Break the Chain
Dance, rise
Dance, rise

In the middle of this madness, we will stand I know there is a better world Take your sisters & your brothers by the hand Reach out to every woman & girl

This is my body, my body’s holy
No more excuses, no more abuses
We are mothers, we are teachers,
We are beautiful, beautiful creatures

I dance cause I love
Dance cause I dream
Dance cause I’ve had enough
Dance to stop the screams
Dance to break the rules
Dance to stop the pain
Dance to turn it upside down
It’s time to break the chain, oh yeah
Break the Chain, oh yeah
Break the Chain

Dance Break Inst.

Dance, rise
Dance, rise

Sister won’t you help me, sister won’t you rise x4

Dance, rise
Dance, rise

Sister won’t you help me, sister won’t you rise x4

This is my body, my body’s holy
No more excuses, no more abuses
We are mothers, we are teachers,
We are beautiful, beautiful creatures

I dance cause I love
Dance cause I dream
Dance cause I’ve had enough
Dance to stop the screams
Dance to break the rules
Dance to stop the pain
Dance to turn it upside down
Its time to break the chain, oh yeah
Break the Chain, oh yeah
Break the Chain

(Repeat chorus)

Clairwil
by Ruby Member on Feb. 13, 2013 at 7:36 AM

Ai-jen Poo: 'Sometimes women face extreme forms of abuse'


Rosario Dawson: 'One in three women will be raped, killed or beaten'

Stella Creasy: 'I see all too often women who have been let down by the system'

Nicola Adams: 'Women don't tend to speak out'

Ruby Wax: 'I came from that kind of household where the male is a real bully'

Jane Mukuninwa: 'I can love myself, despite what I've been through'

Fatou Bensouda: 'There are too many victims of violence'
purpleducky
by Silver Member on Feb. 13, 2013 at 7:50 AM

I had a woman from my support group make a video. I was so proud of her for it.

Clairwil
by Ruby Member on Feb. 13, 2013 at 11:27 AM

Here's your chance to be part of a flashmob.  For example, here's my local one:

On Thursday February 14th One Billion Rising Peterborough is asking you to RISE to your feet, WALK into your street, office, supermarket or town centre and DANCE to DEMAND the end of all violence to women and girls. 

We are organising a flash mob at 1pm Cathedral Square in Peterborough City Centre.

The dress code is red and black but this is not compulsory.

We will have the press present so by joining us you are consenting to being filmed.

Join us and spread the word. 

@OBRPeterborough

http://www.facebook.com/OneBillionRisingPeterborough

Time: Thursday, February 14, 2013 1:00 PM - 1:05 PM GMT
Host: Natasha Leahy
Location:
Cathedral Square, Peterborough City Centre (Peterborough, Cambridgeshire)
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE11NT
Clairwil
by Ruby Member on Feb. 13, 2013 at 11:30 AM

Here's the San Francisco one:

If you are not going to dance yourself, but you have a blog or a twitter account, find your local one, the pass on the details.

Clairwil
by Ruby Member on Feb. 13, 2013 at 5:38 PM

Cape Town (Warning: strong)


Clairwil
by Ruby Member on Feb. 13, 2013 at 7:20 PM

The following dance is choreographed and performed by the children of New Light, an NGO working in the red light area of Kalighat, Kolkata, India.


Clairwil
by Ruby Member on Feb. 13, 2013 at 7:38 PM

Philippines


Goodwoman614
by Satan on Feb. 13, 2013 at 7:45 PM

Awesome, thanks for posting!!

My6Rock
by on Feb. 14, 2013 at 2:23 AM

 I found an event in my area. Thanks!

 

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