#CampesinasRising Day is to be inaugurated on March 25, 2019. This event is led by Alianza Nacional de Campesinas, the first national farmworker women organization that fights for campesinas’ human rights. Campesinas Rising will raise awareness about and work towards eliminating violence faced by campesina women and girls, in the United States and globally.The idea of Campesinas Rising first emerged from Alianza Nacional de Campesinas and Eve Ensler’s collaboration to eradicate violence against campesinas and girls, as part of the global “One Billion Rising” Global Movement, largest mass action to end violence against all women and girls. Campesinas Rising will raise awareness about and work towards eliminating violence faced by campesina women and girls, in the United States and globally.
Campesinas Rising takes place on the first day of Farmworker Awareness Week 2019, and during Women’s History Month. Throughout the day, advocacy events and actions will be carried out by farmworker women-serving and member organizations throughout the world. From social media storms to lobbying for protections for women and girls, gender-justice and farmworkers’ rights organizations will unite with a common goal to advance a safer working space for farmworker women and girls. Find an action near you and join us in our fight to end gender-based violence against women and girls.
About One Billion Rising:
1 in 3 women across the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. That’s ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS. We rise – in countries across the world – to show our local communities and the world what one billion looks like and shine a light on the rampant impunity and injustice that survivors most often face. We rise through dance to express joy and community and celebrate the fact that we have not been defeated by this violence. We rise to show we are determined to create a new kind of consciousness – one where violence will be resisted until it is unthinkable. This year, activists in thousands of communities around the globe are Rising in Solidarity against all forms of violence against women and against the systems that cause violence: imperialism, fascism, racism, capitalism and neo-liberalism and the interconnections between them. The 2019 One Billion Rising theme is “from a campaign to a way of life.” For more info, visit onebillionrising.org.