14th February 2013 is V-Day – a global day of action to demand an end to violence against women. A billion women, and those who love them, will strike, rise and dance. Why?
ONE IN THREE WOMEN ON THE PLANET WILL BE RAPED OR BEATEN IN HER LIFETIME.
ONE BILLION WOMEN VIOLATED IS AN ATROCITY
ONE BILLION WOMEN DANCING IS A REVOLUTION
ONE BILLION RISING will move the earth, activating women and men across every country. V-Day wants the world to see our collective strength, our numbers, our solidarity across borders.
Here in Norwich, our plan is simple. We want as many people as possible to meet outside the Forum between 1pm and 2pm and dance. Future Radio will be there supplying the music and a range of dance tutors have volunteered to lead us. If you can’t make it to the Forum, don’t worry, you can still take part – wherever you are that day, dance.
Our dream – to get 20,000 women (roughly 1 in 3 women who live in Norwich) dancing on 14th February. And don’t forget, men can dance too – this is a human rights issue that we all need to tackle.
Here’s a trailer for Norwich Rising:
Learn how to do the dance with Catton Grove Primary School pupils:
For more information on the global campaign, check out the website: http://www.onebillionrising.org
To read an article about One Billion Rising in the Guardian click here
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To get in contact with the Norwich Rising team, email email@example.com