February 14, 2013 Posted by cityfm89admin in Latest News
One Billion Rising

One Billion Rising is a global campaign and activist movement initiated by Eve Ensler.

This campaign is being taken up by different countries across the globe to mobilize the grass root communities, individual men and women, intellectuals, politicians as well as media professionals to rise in opposition to violence against women. This year long campaign, organized by women, activists and concerned citizens across 199 countries, is aimed at collectively raising voices to register demand for an end to violence against women. Moreover, the One Billion Rising campaign is a celebration of the achievements of and for women over the years. One Billion Rising celebrates Valentines from a different angle with a different message i.e. to reclaim the space from victimhood towards agency for women survivors.

Today on 14th February 2013, the world is rising together to demand an end to Violence against women. One Billion Rising is a message from the world to survivors of violence, be them women, men, boys or girls.

One Billion Rising (Short Film) from V-Day Until the Violence Stops on Vimeo.

To view how the world is rising and what is happening in different countries to support this movement go to their website

This morning classical dancer and activist Sheema Kirmani was on The Breakfast Show with Khalid to talk about the campaign and what is happening in Karachi to support it. If you're in Karachi and want to be part of the movement then click here:

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