Break the chain: 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.

We at the Ecumenical Centre will dance and rise on February 14 at 12.30 to break the chain of violence committed against women.

This is a call for our sisters and brothers to STRIKE, DANCE and RISE and prove that women’s rights are human rights!

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3 comments

  1. Anil Tharayath Varghese · February 21, 2013

    Dear Daphne, came to look at your blog today wonderfully written about your observations. With respect to One Billion rising I hope you have come to see this article by Natalie in http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/natalie-gyte/one-billion-rising-why-i-wont-support_b_2684595.html. Some important and valid points are raised which is a must read and needs to be reflected on.

    • wanderingdaph · February 21, 2013

      Dear Mr. Varghese, thank you for the link. As a young feminist from a developing country, living in an international context, this awareness was an spiritual and great experience for me. Speaking out against violence is not a five minute dance but coming together as men and women with the same vision and participating with hope to end violence is a good thing. We need all sorts of changes in the world for women’s rights to be recognised as human rights and One Billion Rising gave an opportunity for people to come together and say no to violence regardless of religion, creed, gender and caste. It was a collective effort and it cannot be disregarded as being a “gritty, thankless, unrecognised, poorly paid and underfunded grassroots work”. I believe that whoever took part in this event and whoever supported the cause did so with a good heart and that matters. Not all of us may have experiences rape and violence at the same degree but women know how hard it is to fight for our rights and this experience was a soulful one. There is nothing wrong in asking for justice with a song and dance. There is absolutely nothing wrong in one billion women rising together to say no to violence.

      • Anil Tharayath Varghese · February 21, 2013

        Regarding creativity and the process involved in roping the women across the world is commendable. However the fight which feminism wages is against patriarchy and capitalism, through these resistance patterns, I do not feel the fight against capitalism will be handled well rather feminism will be subsumed by capitalism.

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