ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY,
SINGER/SONGWRITER RYAN AMADOR AND ONE BILLION RISING
RELEASE “LIKE A WOMAN” TO CALL MEN INTO THE MOVEMENT
In celebration of International Women’s Day, One Billion Rising, the biggest mass action to end violence against all women and girls (cisgender, transgender, and those who hold fluid identities that are subject to gender based violence), releases the new single and music video for “Like A Woman,” by singer/songwriter Ryan Amador. The song calls men to recognize and celebrate women’s leadership, and to join the movement to end gender-based violence.
The release of “Like a Woman” is part of V-Day’s 20th anniversary (V20) initiative to create new disruptive art pieces that inspire people to act. As activists across the globe are RISING, “Like a Woman” places the issue of ending violence against all women and girls front and center and calls upon men to RISE.
“When I heard this song I was so moved to hear a man openly with pride and joy publicly declare his desire to be more like a woman. It felt like a game changer.”
– Eve Ensler
“Two years ago, inspired by my involvement with V-Day and amidst the horror of our political shift, I wrote ‘Like a Woman’ to proclaim, from a man’s voice, my devotion to womankind. The song is a call to men to actively celebrate women and stand up against those who restrict women’s rights and/or perpetuate patriarchal abuse around the world. I am so happy to partner with One Billion Rising to bring this message far and wide.” – Ryan Amador, singer/songwriter of “Like a Woman.”
Produced by Hanan Rubinstein (Alicia Keys, Rita Ora, Nick Jonas) with a music video directed by Sekou Luke (“The Time is Now…featuring Chantal Georges and Thandie Newton”), “Like A Woman” will now be part of the One Billion Rising activist-led events that take place across the globe.
SPANISH LANGUAGE VERSION OUT 11 MARCH
RECORDED BY KIKE JIMÉNEZ (OF THE VOICE MEXICO), AND SEAN O’CONNELL
Furthering the song’s reach, Kike Jiménez (finalist on The Voice Mexico) and Sean O’Connell have recorded a version of the song in Spanish, which will be released in Mexico and globally on 11 March. The Spanish version is produced by One Billion Rising Mexico global coordinator Andres Naime. It will be performed live following a performance of “The Vagina Monologues” in Mexico City that night.
“We need this type of movement in 2019. Many of us young people believe there’s no such thing as misogyny or gender-based violence anymore, when really it’s as strong as ever. Every day there are new cases of missing women, many sold, murdered, or victims of violence at home. It is so important that we create consciousness and awareness that these are real and actual problems that cannot be ignored. It’s an honor to be a voice for this amazing cause.” – Kike Jiménez, singer of “Mujer Valiente,” the Spanish version of “Like A Woman.”
JOIN THE CONVERSATION:
Listen, Watch & Share We Call in Men to Film & Upload Your Own “Like a Woman”Tribute Photo or Video with the hashtag #LikeAWoman. These video and photographic tributes will reflect men’s appreciation for the women in their lives while also considering what it means to live as a man in our world where one in three women are directly affected by sexual violence. Share the video widely. VISIT like-a-woman.org
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