Dar es Salaam JOINS GLOBAL CAMPAIGN - ONE BILLION RISING  - TO STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS  

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 Missie Popular 0 Comments


February 14, 2013 to be V-Day’s Largest Day of Action Ever

Dar es Salaam: On February 14, 2013, at 12 pm, Dar es Salaam will join with activists around the world for ONE BILLION RISING, the largest day of action in the history of V-Day, the global activist movement to end violence against women and girls.

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. On February 14, 2013, V-Day’s 15th anniversary, Dar es Salaam will join activists, writers, thinkers, celebrities, and women and men across the world as we express their outrage, demand change, strike, dance, and RISE in defiance of the injustices women suffer, demanding an end at last to violence against women.

“When we started V-Day 14 years ago, we had the outrageous idea that we could end violence against women,” said Ensler. “Now, we are both stunned and thrilled to see that this global action is truly escalating and gaining force, with union workers, parliament members, celebrities, and women of all backgrounds coming forward to join the campaign. When we come together on February 14, 2013 to demand an end to violence against women and girls it will be a truly global voice that will rise up.” 

The Dar es Salaam rising, Tuamke Dar, will be held at Coco Beach on Thursday, February 14, at 4pm. There will be dancing and music, along with a brief address by a gender based violence expert. We invite our sisters and brothers to join us in rising up against violence towards women.

About One Billion Rising
One in three women on the planet is raped or beaten in her lifetime. That is ONE BILLION WOMEN violated. One billion daughters, mothers, grandmothers, sisters, lovers and friends. On 14th February 2013, V-Day's 15th Anniversary, we are inviting ONE BILLION women and those who love them to WALK OUT, DANCE, RISE UP, and DEMAND an end to this violence. ONE BILLION RISING will move the earth, activating women and men to dance across every country. V-Day wants the world to see our collective strength, our numbers and our solidarity across borders. Join V-Day and ONE BILLION RISING today and SAY NO to violence against women and girls. To sign up and learn more, visit www.onebillionrising.org

To learn more about Tuamke Dar es Salaam, call (255) 785314720 or (255) 787225936 or e-mail the organizers here.  To learn more about V‑Day and its campaigns visit www.vday.org


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Missie Popular

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