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One Billion Rising - Thursday 14th Feb
February 13, 2013 at 7:33 AM

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?

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  • Clairwil
    February 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
    February 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
    February 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
    February 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
    February 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
    February 13, 2013 at 5:38 PM

    Cape Town (Warning: strong)


  • Clairwil
    February 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
    February 13, 2013 at 7:38 PM

    Philippines


  • Goodwoman614
    February 13, 2013 at 7:45 PM

    Awesome, thanks for posting!!

  • My6Rock
    by My6Rock
    February 14, 2013 at 2:23 AM

     I found an event in my area. Thanks!

     

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