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One Billion Rising Revolution

The Revolution Escalates, Rising 2016 Photo Essay 

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Throughout the month of February and leading up to International Women's Day (8 March), and continuing throughout the year, activists RISE to end the violence against women and girls that 1 in 3 women face. That's ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS.

"We saw communities across the globe dancing their One Billion Rising Dance for Revolution - in creative defiance against violence, injustice, inequality, marginalization and oppression. And their bodies dancing together in communities - connected across the world in this global movement that is using art as a glorious, fierce and unshakable force of resistance - is a strong and powerful call to overhaul and change our current systems of violence and greed" stated Eve Ensler, One Billion Rising Founder & Monique Wilson, One Billion Rising Global Director

One Billion Rising: Rise for Revolution 2016 is an escalation of the first three stages of the campaign. This year, activists radicalized their actions - enlarging, deepening and expanding the Revolution. We continued to radically shift consciousness and by being braver, bolder, more creative and determined with our actions. Activists and organizers focused on the most marginalized women and girls in their communities, and applied the 2016 call to action "Listen! Act! Rise!" to their local context to bring about true, long lasting change.

Using dance as a form of protest - as a tactic of revolutionary self-love and artistic expression, the world was witness to events, rallies, flash mobs, artistic uprisings, panel discussions, and concerts taking place in locations where women felt safe or deserve to feel safe.

This is what it looked like. The photo essay is available on The Huffington Post &

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VIEW photo essay on The Huffington Post >

India RISING! Read the National Rising Report

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A Message From The National Secretariat: For the fourth consecutive year, India rose to another height, the madness prevailed and it is still not over!

The OBR rising month- February 2016, has created a new chapter in the herstory of the OBR risings. For us it is the multi-dimensional, pluralistic, inclusive and above all young- yes it has come to age, it is in its fourth year. The first time in 2013 when we threw a small pebble into the pond of creativity & solidarity, with dancing steps of activism, protest and power of collective risings, little did we realise one day it will turn into the largest global mobilisation...

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