1 Billion Rising Events


Kiribati > Bairiki > Bairiki Square > 2014-02-14 > 03:00 pm

About The Event

One in three women on the planet will be raped or beaten in her lifetime. That is one billion women. In Kiribati, 68% of ever partnered women (aged 15-49) have experienced sexual and/or physical violence from a partner. The majority of that violence was severe. In 2013, one billion women and men shook the earth through dance to end violence against women and girls. This year, on 14 February 2014 we are calling on women and men everywhere to harness their power and imagination to rise for justice. Imagine one billion women releasing their stories, dancing and speaking out at the places where they need justice, where they need an end to violence against women and girls. Join us – rise, release, dance! KFHA will be leading Kiribati's first 1 Billion Rising for Justice event at Bairiki Square on Friday the 14th of February 2014 at 3PM. Come and join us to showcase Kiribati's commitment to eliminate Sexual and Gender Based Violence - join us in a collective performance of the Break the Chain dance*, learn about violence and elimination strategies from KFHA performances and games. We invite all of the community and our committed partners to join together to inspire each and everyone in Kiribati to RISE to end violence. * to learn the dance and/or assist in organising, please contact Abi or Helena at KFHA

About The Organization

Kiribati Family Health Association (KFHA)

KFHA is one of Kiribati's leading Non-Government Organisation. An associate member of International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), KFHA is focused on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Awareness and Services.

KFHA, under the guidance of the National Council, is working towards an environment where women, men and young people have control over their own bodies, and are able to make right choices for their own lives. The overall objective of KFHA is to ensure that people of Kiribati are well informed through its public awareness programs and training modules about their own bodies, to enable them control and master their own choices and destinies in the pursuance of good health for themselves.

In line with this, KFHA are committed to eliminating violence against women and girls and developing our capacity to support victims/survivors.

About The Organizer

Helena Palmqvist

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