"I AM RISING..." VIDEO SERIES LAUNCHES ON THE GUARDIAN AND ONEBILLIONRISING.ORG, SHOOT YOUR OWN!
Robert Redford: 'This is not a women's issue, it's a global crisis'
Today, the ongoing video series entitled "I Am Rising..." debuts featuring short videos by local activists, artists, actors, and thinkers from around the world. The series coincides with a weeklong print and online video series breaking in London's The Guardian newspaper featuring an exclusive commentary piece by Eve and video testimony from Jane Fonda, Rosario Dawson, Robert Redford, Fatou Bensouda, Ai-jen Poo, Jane Mukuninwa, MP Stella Creasy, Nicola Adams and Ruby Wax, with the aim of inspiring women and men around the world to join ONE BILLION RISING.
With V-Thanks to everyone at The Guardian for this very special series!
Ai-jen Poo: 'Sometimes women face extreme forms of abuse'
Jane Fonda: 'My mother was sexually abused'
Rosario Dawson: 'One in three women will be raped, killed or beaten'
Stella Creasy: 'I see all too often women who have been let down by the system'
Nicola Adams: 'Women don't tend to speak out'
Ruby Wax: 'I came from that kind of household where the male is a real bully'
Jane Mukuninwa: 'I can love myself, despite what I've been through'
Fatou Bensouda: 'There are too many victims of violence'
Why are YOU rising? SUBMIT an "I Am Rising..." video here >
CHECK OUT the full series on The Guardian >
READ: 'Together we can end violence against women' by Eve Ensler - The Guardian
Cassandra keeps calling to me. Cassandra, given the gift of prophecy by Apollo, but then punished with a curse ensuring no one would ever believe her once she rebuffed his sexual advances. Cassandra, a metaphor for our times.
Think of the alarms raised about the impact of violence against women and girls during the past 15 years, since we launched V-Day to raise awareness about the horror.
Recently, 46 activists at the first V-Day Africa Summit in Nairobi found themselves in a room of Cassandras, some recently out of jail for protesting against female genital mutilation, some unable to show their faces for fear of retribution, some with missing body parts following a rape, some challenging their governments and religious institutions with radical performances, some running for office.
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