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Rise for Solidarity

United Kingdom > London > Kings Place N1 9GU > 2017-02-14 > 07:00 pm

About The Event

Feb 14th 2017 will mark a very important day in the OBR UK campaign as we launch our very own OBR #huddle. This is the first in a series of our Solidarity huddles and will be held in London, although we will be touring all over the UK to unite all current and prospective OBR activists. The purpose is to meet, plan and engage each other in practical ways to support the work fellow activists, charities and artists are doing. This is an opportunity to listen to each other. Learn from each other. And inspire each other into action! We will use some creative techniques to get the conversations rolling and be sure to make it fun! We hope it will be a great way to make new connections -its FREE and an open invitation to all! See you there. #Rise4Revolution

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One Billion Rising

About One Billion Rising

One Billion Rising is the biggest mass action to end violence against women in human history. The campaign, launched on Valentine’s Day 2012, began as a call to action based on the staggering statistic that 1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. With the world population at 7 billion, this adds up to more than ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS. On 14 February 2013, people across the world came together to express their outrage, strike, dance, and RISE in defiance of the injustices women suffer, demanding an end at last to violence against women. On 14 February 2014, One Billion Rising for Justice focused on the issue of justice for all survivors of gender violence, and highlighted the impunity that lives at the intersection of poverty, racism, war, the plunder of the environment, capitalism, imperialism, and patriarchy. For the third year of the campaign, 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. On (or around) 14 February 2015, millions of activists in over 200 countries gathered to Rise for REVOLUTION, to change the paradigm, demand accountability, justice and systematic CHANGE. We are rising to show we are determined to create a new kind of consciousness – one where violence will be resisted until it is unthinkable. In 2016, the theme of Revolution continues with a call to focus on marginalised women and to bring national and international focus to their issues; to bring in new artistic energy; to amplify Revolution as a call for system change to end violence against women and girls*; to call on people to rise for others, and not just for ourselves.

*Women and girls is an inclusive term reflecting all those who were assigned and/or identify as female.

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