1 in 3 women will be beaten or raped during her lifetime.
Join us as we say: NO MORE.
This is a call to our community to stand up and show your support! We will gather at 10:30am on Saturday morning of 14 February 2015 at the Sunningdale Centre, as we stand and dance, united against violence perpetrated toward women and girls.
About One Billion Rising
One Billion Rising is the biggest mass action to end violence against women in human history. The campaign, launched on Valentine’s Day 2012, began as a call to action based on the staggering statistic that 1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. With the world population at 7 billion, this adds up to more than ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS. On 14 February 2013, people across the world came together to express their outrage, strike, dance, and RISE in defiance of the injustices women suffer, demanding an end at last to violence against women. Last year, on 14 February 2014, One Billion Rising for Justice focused on the issue of justice for all survivors of gender violence, and highlighted the impunity that lives at the intersection of poverty, racism, war, the plunder of the environment, capitalism, imperialism, and patriarchy.
Events took place in 200 countries, where women, men, and youth came together to Rise, Release, and Dance outside of court houses, police stations, government offices, school administration buildings, work places, sites of environmental injustice, military courts, embassies, places of worship, homes, or simply public gathering places where women deserve to feel safe but too often do not. The campaign was covered widely by media in all corners of world including The New York Times, The Guardian, NPR, and many more.
This year in 2015, we are rising for Revolution. We invite you to join us.
How to Get Involved
Dance with us! Participate in the official One Billion Rising dance to the song, “Break the Chain”. It is simple, easy and fun, so you don’t need to consider yourself a good dance in order to get into it.
We will be practicing the dance at the DGFC Worship Centre after the service on Sundays (at approximately 12pm) on the following dates:
Sunday 25 Jan, Sunday 1 Feb, Sunday 8 Feb. There will be group instruction and video aids to guide us with the dance.
We are also looking for sponsorships from businesses to assist with funding this movement to bring greater visibility to the community.