Yesterday, the International School of Berne participated in the event One Billion Rising, to call an end to violence and abuse to women. One Billion Rising is a global campaign inviting women all around the world to show their support for justice and gender equality. ‘Billion’ is a reference to the 1 billion women who are survivors of abuse. The event was student organized at ISBerne by the Peace Club and was attended by over 120 students from kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 5, the secondary school and their teachers.
As described on the One Billion Rising website:
ONE IN THREE WOMEN ON THE PLANET WILL BE RAPED OR BEATEN IN HER LIFETIME.*
ONE BILLION WOMEN VIOLATED IS AN ATROCITY
ONE BILLION WOMEN DANCING IS A REVOLUTION
On V-Day’s 15th Anniversary, 14 February 2013, 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 across every country. V-Day wants the world to see our collective strength, our numbers, our solidarity across borders.
What does ONE BILLION look like? On 14 February 2013, it will look like a REVOLUTION.
ONE 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
One Billion Rising Short Film
We encourage you to view, join and share the mission of One Billion Rising: