Calling all those opposed to violence and oppression against women! Join us on V-Day (February 14th) with #1BillionRising in a worldwide #Rise4Revolution by using Thunderclap, an online flashmob that allows a single message to be mass-shared at the same time. Sign-up to show your support!
IN 2016, WE ARE ESCALATING THE CALL FOR REVOLUTION.
It has been a most amazing THREE years of the campaign: One Billion Rising (2013), One Billion Rising for Justice (2014) and One Billion Rising: Revolution (2015). Through our collective efforts we mobilised, engaged, awakened and joined people worldwide to end violence against women. We made violence against women a global human issue not relegated to country or tribe or class or religion. We revealed it as a patriarchal mandate, present in every culture of the world.
One Billion Rising: Rise for Revolution 2016 is an escalation of the first three stages of our campaign – One Billion Rising, One Billion Rising for Justice, and One Billion Rising: Revolution.
We’ve danced. We’ve demanded justice. WE’VE DEMANDED CHANGES.
THIS YEAR WE ARE RADICALISING OUR ACTIONS – ENLARGING, DEEPENING AND EXPANDING THE REVOLUTION.
We need to continue to radically shift consciousness and be braver, bolder, more creative and determined with our actions.
AND WE NEED TO FOCUS ON THE MOST MARGINALISED WOMEN AND GIRLS TO BRING ABOUT TRUE, LONG LASTING CHANGE.
REVOLUTION can be expressed in the “for who” and “for what”. It is broad enough to include all issues, and also particular enough to be specific about issues communities want to highlight and raise. It does not diffuse focus, rather – it enhances it.
The REVOLUTION call helps sustain the focus of what One Billion Rising is – a call for CHANGE. Structural, systemic, long term change.
Systems have not changed yet, therefore the call for REVOLUTION remains urgent and necessary, to deepen what it can mean, and escalate actions around it. Major changes are still needed, particularly in ways of thinking and consciousness about violence against women issues.
REVOLUTION allows creative and artistic expressions, multi-sectoral involvement, and more importantly – provides a unique space to engage people from all walks of life. It allows the use of imagination, art and political actions – and allows everyone the freedom to localise all their campaigns.
Above all REVOLUTION can bring everyone from the personal to the political – from the “I” to the “We”. IT HARNESSES COLLECTIVE ENERGY BECAUSE IT IS HOPEFUL AND ENVISIONS POSSIBILITIES AND A FUTURE.
Sign up and join us as we #Rise4Revolution this V-Day (February 14th)