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RISE FOR REVOLUTION! Women RISING against Displacement, Forced Migration & State Violence!

United States > San Francisco > 1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Pl, San Francisco, California 94102 > 2015-10-09 > 04:00 pm

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Commemorating Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Filipino History month, Bay Area women will come together to rise against displacement, forced migration & state-sponsored violence with One Billion Rising Global Director Monique Wilson: RISE FOR REVOLUTION! Women RISING against Displacement, Forced Migration & State Violence! Every day women are confronted by forms of violence that impact their physical and mental well being. Women are displaced from the communities they love and/or grew up in. Women are forced to seek jobs outside of their home countries to sustain their families, yet they often find themselves in vulnerable work situations. Women face state violence from law enforcement, military, and para-military forces that violates their human rights. Social, economic and political systems of violence all contribute to the oppression of women and our families. We DEMAND an END to ALL FORMS of VIOLENCE towards women and our families! Early this year, over 200 countries gathered to Rise for REVOLUTION, in partnership with One Billion Rising, to change the paradigm, demanded accountability, justice and systematic CHANGE. One Billion Rising’s global coordinators chose the theme of “Revolution” as an escalation of the demand for justice, and to build upon the massive efforts of communities worldwide that also looked at the roots and causes of violence as part of their call for justice. We will be joined by Monique Wilson, member of GABRIELA Philippines, International Relations for Gabriela Women's Partylist and Global Director of One Billion Rising. Monique's bio: https://www.onebillionrising.org/171/monique-wilson-one-billion-rising-director/. We RISE against displacement, forced migration, and state violence -- issues that plague our communities from the Bay Area to the Philippines, to Palestine and all over the world. Join us to continue speaking out and dance against ALL forms of violence towards women and our families!

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