ONE BILLION RISING 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.
ONE BILLION RISING: REVOLUTION calls for a radical shift to end the global epidemic of abuse that women face worldwide.
With the tagline “Drum, Dance & Rise,” women, men and youth will plan, lead, and participate in actions, dance, political and artistic events, and rallies —or Risings—in hundreds of countries on (and around) the date of February 14th to highlight, spark, and mobilize artistic and community-based initiatives to bring in the new revolutionary world of equality, dignity, and freedom for all women and girls.
In 2013, one billion women and men shook the earth through dance to end violence against women and girls. On 14 February 2014 we called on women and men everywhere to harness their power and imagination to rise for justice.
And in 2015, we are calling for a revolution for change.
Imagine, one billion women releasing their stories, dancing, drumming, and speaking out for changes to see an end to violence against women and girls.
And we here in Second Life can be part of this global movement.
One Billion Rising in Second Life 2015
On February 14, 2015, men and women in Second Life will join activists, writers, thinkers, celebrities, and people across the world to Rise for Revolution as a show of unity, individual strength, and the need for change.
The Second Life event will feature a four-region stage where 200 people can come together to dance, surrounded by an area of art installations, an arena for poetry and dramatic productions, and informational exhibits. A variety of performers will play over the 24-hour period and poetry and dramatic events will be held at different times, enabling people all over the world to attend this virtual event no matter their timezone. The regions will have a General maturity rating to allow all residents an opportunity to participate. Pictures are welcome on the event’s Flickr group.
The objective of the event is to raise awareness, not to raise funds; however, information about real-world organisations will be available for those wishing to donate.
We will be announcing the sponsors for One Billion Rising shortly.
Our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/One-Billion-Rising/493344827375934
Our Second Life Group: One Billion Rising
Our Twitter Stream: https://twitter.com/OBRinSL
Our Flickr Group: http://www.flickr.com/groups/2169739@N23/
Main One Billion Rising for Justice page: http://www.onebillionrising.org/