THE REVOLUTION ESCALATES, RISING 2016 PHOTO ESSAY - One Billion Rising Revolution
Throughout the month of February and leading up to International Women’s Day (8 March), and continuing throughout the year, activists RISE to end the violence against women and girls that 1 in 3 women face. That’s ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS.
“We saw communities across the globe dancing their One Billion Rising Dance for Revolution – in creative defiance against violence, injustice, inequality, marginalization and oppression. And their bodies dancing together in communities – connected across the world in this global movement that is using art as a glorious, fierce and unshakable force of resistance – is a strong and powerful call to overhaul and change our current systems of violence and greed,” stated Eve Ensler, One Billion Rising Founder & Monique Wilson, One Billion Rising Global Director
One Billion Rising: Rise for Revolution 2016 is an escalation of the first three stages of the campaign. This year, activists radicalized their actions – enlarging, deepening and expanding the Revolution. We continued to radically shift consciousness and by being braver, bolder, more creative and determined with our actions. Activists and organizers focused on the most marginalized women and girls in their communities, and applied the 2016 call to action ”Listen! Act! Rise!” to their local context to bring about true, long lasting change.
Using dance as a form of protest – as a tactic of revolutionary self-love and artistic expression, the world was witness to events, rallies, flash mobs, artistic uprisings, panel discussions, and concerts taking place in locations where women felt safe or deserve to feel safe.