To all of our activists, regardless of how you rose THANK YOU for making 14 February 2013 the largest global action in history to end violence against women and girls!
“Together on 14 February, we expressed our outrage and joy and our firm global call for a world where women are free and safe and cherished and equal. One Billion Rising brought together coalitions of groups and individuals that have never worked together before and galvanized new supporters and associations and masses of men who were not previously engaged, but now see violence as their issue. It did all of this while putting violence against women to the center of the global discussion. One Billion Rising has broken taboos, lifted the veil of silence, and inspired a radical outpouring of support to reveal the worldwide system of patriarchy, which sustains the violence. One Billion Rising has shown that violence against women is not a national, tribal, ethnic, or religious issue, but a global phenomenon, and that through this worldwide rising and support, survivors can be given the confidence of knowing that violence is not their fault.”
– Eve Ensler
One Billion Rising was always conceived to be a catalyst and a wind rather than a new organization. So use it to fuel your next activities. Here is a list of actions you can take now to keep the momentum going:
RISE Against Impunity – Join ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda and Eve Ensler to call for an escalation in the fight to end impunity for perpetrators of gender crimes through combined efforts of advocacy and accountability, action and justice. USE the new hashtag #rise2endimpunity
READ the full statement >
- WORK for political action in your community or country like the VAWA (Violence Against Women Act) effort in the U.S.
SHARE your plans on our Facebook page explaining how you’re carrying the One Billion Rising energy forward in your community.