Plans for One Billion Rising Revolution - escalation in the UK
- One Billion Rising Festival, an eight-day creative campaign featuring performances, workshops, talks and an exhibition from 7th to 14th February in South London.
- One Billion Rising London DANCE Flashmob at 2pm on February 14th.
- Norwich Rising at 1pm on February 14th.
- Partner with new political party WE on a national “stopping sexual violence campaign” including co-ordinating with women’s grassroots organisations and networks across UK.
- One Billion Rising chanting/dancing routine by Tom Morley, to be distributed through social media to schools, young people aimed at 14th February (see below).
- One Billion Rising event at WOW (Women of the World) Festival at the Southbank London on March 8th.
Image in top banner and festival flyer by Pulp & Pith.
OBR in 2016
Call for Revolution
IN 2016, WE ARE ESCALATING THE CALL FOR REVOLUTION
1 in 3 women across the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. That’s ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS. Every February through March 8th, thousands of Risings take place in hundreds of countries across the world and within local communities – to show the world what one billion looks like and shine a light on the rampant impunity and injustice that survivors of various forms of violence face. People around the world rise through dance to express rage against injustices, and the power of global solidarity and collective action. They dance to express joy and community and celebrate the fact that together, violence can be defeated. They rise to show a determination to create a new kind of consciousness – one where violence will be resisted until it is unthinkable.
THE CALL TO RISE FOR REVOLUTION 2016
LISTEN! ACT! RISE!
Amplify the Voices of Marginalised Women
Bring National and International Focus to Their Issues
Bring New Artistic Energy to Create This Possibility
Raise Other Issues That Have Not Been as Visible
Amplify REVOLUTION as a Call for System Change
Platform Voices That Have Not Been Heard Within Local Campaigns
Call on People to RISE FOR OTHERS
Call Upon People of Privilege to Rise for Those Who are Not
Create Synergy and Connection
Continue to Call for State Accountability and Justice
Keep Highlighting the Economic Context of Women
Remain INCLUSIVE, INTERSECTIONAL and COMPREHENSIVE
Keep Connecting the BODY with REVOLUTION
Rise for Change and Equality
ONE BILLION RISING REVOLUTION IS
A global movement
a worldwide decision to end violence against women
a demand for justice
a paradigm shift
a gathering of the ready
housed in our hearts