Each year, as the worldwide V-Day campaign works to combat violence against EVERY woman, anywhere on the planet, it has also featured an annual Global Spotlight. The purpose of the Spotlight is to bring specific attention to a population in which violence against women has become an alarming trend. In every case, this violence has not been treated like the crisis it is. Past Global Spotlights include the Women of Afghanistan, the Women of the Congo, and the Women of Haiti.
Global: One Billion Rising
ONE IN THREE WOMEN ON THE PLANET
WILL BE RAPED OR BEATEN IN HER LIFETIME.
ONE BILLION WOMEN VIOLATED IS AN ATROCITY.
ONE BILLION WOMEN DANCING IS A REVOLUTION.
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. ONE BILLION RISING will move the earth, activating women and men across every country. V-Day wants the world to see our collective strength, our numbers, our solidarity across borders.
What does ONE BILLION look like? On February 14th, 2013, it will look like a REVOLUTION.
ONE BILLION RISING IS:
- A global strike
- An invitation to dance
- A call to men and women to refuse to participate in the status quo until rape and rape culture ends
- An act of solidarity, demonstrating to women the commonality of their struggles and their power in numbers
- A refusal to accept violence against women and girls as a given
- A new time and a new way of being
For more information please visit http://onebillionrising.org/
This year, as the Global campaign has been structured differently than in the past, One Billion Canada has also announced its own National Spotlight: CANADA’S INDIGENOUS WOMEN.
It is our firm belief that when Native women – the mothers of a nation – can be dehumanized and disregarded, so can every woman in that country. We are very proud, as we honour the fight of ALL women, to shine a light on the reality of violence being perpetrated against our Aboriginal sisters, so deserving of respect as the First Women of this nation.
For more information please visit http://amnesty.ca/