Today, we announce the 2016 theme: ONE BILLION RISING: RISE FOR REVOLUTION Listen! Act! Rise! For the fourth year of the campaign, the One Billion Rising’s global coordinators chose to continue the theme of Revolution as an escalation of the first three stages: One Billion Rising (2013), One Billion Rising for Justice (2014), and One Billion Rising: Revolution (2015).
We’ve danced. We’ve demanded justice. We’ve demanded changes. This year we are radicalising our actions — enlarging, deepening and expanding the revolution. Let’s continue to radically shift consciousness and be braver, bolder, more creative and determined with our actions. Focus on the most marginalised women and girls to bring about true, long lasting change. At their May gathering in New York, the global coordinators developed the call to action announced today.
THE CALL FOR RISE FOR REVOLUTION 2016:
LISTEN! ACT! RISE!
Amplify the Voices of Marginalised Women
Bring National and International Focus to Their Issues
Bring New Artistic Energy to Create This Possibility
Raise Other Issues That Have Not Been as Visible
Amplify REVOLUTION as a Call for System Change
Platform Voices That Have Not Been Heard Within Local Campaigns
Call on People to RISE FOR OTHERS
Call Upon People of Privilege to Rise for Those Who are Not
Create Synergy and Connection
Continue to Call for State Accountability and Justice
Keep Highlighting the Economic Context of Women
Remain INCLUSIVE, INTERSECTIONAL and COMPREHENSIVE
Keep Connecting the BODY with REVOLUTION
Rise for Change and Equality