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One Billion Rising

one billion risingONE BILLION RISING IS:

  • A global strike.
  • An invitation to dance.
  • A call to men and women to refuse to participate in the status quo until rape and rape culture ends.
  • An act of solidarity, demonstrating to women the commonality of their struggles and their power in numbers.
  • A refusal to accept violence against women and girls as a given.
  • A new time and a new way of being.

Today, on the planet, a billion women – one of every three women on the planet – will be raped or beaten in her lifetime.

That’s why yesterday  one billion women and those who love them were invited to walk out, DANCE, RISE UP, and DEMAND an end to this violence, to say “Enough! The violence ends now.” (One Billion Rising)

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Listen to these two women and answer:

  1.  What are they there for? Give three reasons.
  2. How many people are they with?
  3. Write the name of some of the countries they mention.
  4. What does “feminist” mean for them?
  5. Why do they feel grateful?

(Click on POST ACTIVITIES to read some possible answers)

What about you? Did you dance yesterday?Why would you raise?Do you think this type of actions are important? Why/ Why not?

And this is the song “Break the Chain” and the dance.

(Click on POST ACTIVITIES to learn the lyrics)


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This entry was posted on 15/02/2013 by in Human Rights, Listening, Reading.
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