Next Week, We RISE for JUSTICE!
In one week, ONE BILLION of women and men, in 184 countries (and counting!) will come together as one global movement led by local activists addressing the themes of justice through art, indomitable presence, direct demands and global solidarity as we RISE and bring about revolutionary justice.
For those who ROSE last year, you know how inspiring, hectic and life changing these next days will be.
Some things to keep in mind so that we can show the world WHAT ONE BILLION RISING FOR JUSTICE LOOKS LIKE – please:
DOCUMENT YOUR RISINGS. Photos, videos, artwork, poems, press – all of these things will help us tell the larger story and impact of One Billion Rising for Justice in the coming months.
Remember to SHARE your RISING with the global movement at large so that the world can see what you are doing to end violence against women!
#rise4justice | #1billionrising
LOOK WHO'S RISING FOR JUSTICE AND WHY
Last year we were inspired by the breadth of who rose, this year is taking our breath away!!!
Construction workers join the rising fully committing themselves and encouraging their peers to end street harassment
Students at Greenhills School in Ann Arbor Michigan are rising for healthy relationships
Native women leaders from Montana to New Mexico are rising for the justice indigenous women have long deserved
Women in the UK are rising for their refugee sisters who seek asylum
A young Egyptian feminist is rising to end street harassment, FGM and impunity
A coalition of activists throughout the Caribbean and Jamaica are rising to implement and amend marital rape laws
· Watch the video
African chiefs in Zimbabwe are rising to ensure gender sensitivity in the way cases are judged in traditional court
Women through out the Middle East and North Africa are rising creatively with underground, virtual and public risings
Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda and International Criminal Court share why they are rising
· Watch the video
COUNTDOWN TO RISING CHECKLIST
There's still time to join or start a One Billion Rising for Justice event. Remember, there's no wrong way to rise on the 14th! Here are some tips to help you:
· Live Stream & Document! CHECK OUT our "How to" and see your event along side people rising from around the world.
· Engage the Media! Get the media to cover your event! LEARN some media tips.
· Download Video & Audio! DOWNLOAD videos and audio created especially for ONE BILLION RISING.
· Wear Red & Black! Dress in One Billion Rising colors to let people know you are part of a movement!!
· And don't forget, ADD YOUR EVENT, no matter how small, large, public or private, to our EVENT MAP so that we can show the breadth of the movement.