One Billion Rising comes as we remember only too clearly the horrendous rape and murder of 23 year old physio therapy student Jyoti Singh Pandey who was gang raped and murdered by a gang of 5 men and a boy on a bus whilst returning home from watching The Life of Pi at the cinema. This crime has caused revulsion in Delhi and across the entire world. Whilst this crime is at the extreme end of the violence a third of the worlds women suffer during their lifetimes, it is indicative of cultures, states and religions that deem women less than human
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 runtil 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
On V-Day’s 15th Anniversary, 2.14.13, ONE BILLION women and those who love them are being invited 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.
I believe the SoundCloud community can help in this. I think we can provide part of the Sound track to this dance.