ONE IN THREE WOMEN ON THE PLANET WILL BE RAPED OR BEATEN IN HER LIFETIME. THAT IS ONE BILLION WOMEN. 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!
HOW TO MAKE A VIDEO: Shooting a One Billion Rising For Justice video is very simple. You can use your computer, flip cam, phone, or video camera. Videos should be no longer than 2 minutes, and can include poetry, music, dance, art – anything that best helps YOU convey what justice looks like to you.
Let’s get started!
Remember, keep it short, be creative, be specific, and be personal. You can give an image of what justice looks like, or even a fantasy of your vision of justice. Use your imagination, there is no wrong answer!
“ONE BILLION RISING FOR JUSTICE is a call to survivors to break the silence and release the stories of both pain and hope – through art, dance, marches, ritual, song, spoken word, testimonies and whatever way best expresses their outrage, their need, their desire, and their joy. The path to justice begins with acknowledging and recognizing the violence – letting it be known.” – V (formerly Eve Ensler)
Please start your video with:
“My name is XXX, and this is what justice looks like…”
You can choose to expand your video to include answers to the below questions. Feel free to answer as many as you like:
1. Where are you from? What aspect of violence against women are you working to end?
2. Why are you rising for justice?
3. Where will you rise? With whom? What have you planned?
And please end your video with:
“On 14 February 2014, I am rising for justice.”
Submitting your video:
Please upload your video to YouTube or Vimeo and copy and paste the URL for your video HERE >
ALTERNATIVELY, you can send the URL for your video to us at onebillionrising(at)vday.org with the subject line “My Vision Of Justice Video”, and we will release it in the lead up to 14 February. If you choose to email the link to your video, please complete this release form, scan, and send it to us.
Don’t Forget: When you upload your video to YouTube or Vimeo include #Rise4Justice in the description!
Need inspiration? Check out these videos by V (formerly Eve Ensler), One Billion Rising Global Coordinators, and other activists just like you!