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One Billion Rising for Justice LONDON

United Kingdom > London > Trafalgar Square > 2014-02-14 > 12:30

About The Event

Our Rising on the 14th will be taking place in Trafalgar Square, one of the most popular, recognisable, historically rich and vibrant open spaces in the heart of London. It will begin at noon, with 30 minutes of short talks by leaders/representatives of community organisations and women's groups as well as Members of Parliament, including Joan Smith, Co-chair of the Committee on Violence Against Women, Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper, MP for Walthamstow Stella Creasy. The talks will be followed by 30 minutes of music led by the artist Skin with live drumming and dancing, ending with the entire crowd dancing to "Break the Chain". We are rising to demand the approval of amendments to the Children and Families Bill that will make Sex and Relationship Education compulsory in UK schools. We are also fighting for the repeal of visa laws that tie domestic workers to their employers and put them at serious risk of exploitation and abuse. Finally, we are calling for the end of the detention of women asylum seekers, the closure of Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre and the protection of survivors of rape and violence.

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