After 20 years of working with women who have survived child abuse, sexual assault and domestic violence, I am convinced that only a global response will cause people to wake up and refuse to accept violence against women and girls. ..refuse to look the other way, refuse to remain silent. We have community awareness campaigns, shelters, violence prevention programs, safe houses, but we need to take to the streets and sing and dance violence against women straight out of our cities and towns, our countries, our world.
One Billion Rising 2013 brought 25 people to the streets in our small city; OBR 2014 brought 50 people, and OBR 2015 will bring 100 to sing, shout and dance. Thanks Eve as always for your tireless passion for this work. If you only knew how many of us look to genius creativity, your courage and tireless efforts to end violence.