On February 14th, 2013, women across the globe are invited to ‘rise up’ and dance, in order to address the global epidemic of violence against women. The event, organized by Eve Ensler, is called One Billion Rising.
The website states:
“… 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.”
But how does this event contribute to a larger political movement to end violence against women?
I spoke with author and radical feminist, Lierre Keith, about some problematic aspects of events such as these and looked at how to create a culture of resistance that confronts systems of power and effects change.