||One Billion Rising is a global campaign to stop violence against women and girls – from V-day 14th February every year. Don’t just feel angry and powerless in the face of blatant sexism, misogyny, and survivors’ stories of abuse and exploitation, here’s a chance to take a stand alongside thousands of others around the world, show your solidarity, and celebrate the strength and courage of survivors. This year’s global theme is SOLIDARITY.
Sheffield Rising are adding a new dance in solidarity with women in Chile who have taken to the streets to protest against human rights violations during the current political unrest – many have been targeted by police with sexual violence and some have been blinded by rubber bullets.
All welcome: women and children will dance in the centre, and men who support us are welcome to cheer on from the front and sides. Dress code: where possible, please wear black with red/pink/orange (women in Chile also wear symbolic ‘blindfolds’). Red ribbons for wrists will be available on the day.
See weblinks below to watch the dance videos and practise.
Women in Chile performing ‘Un Violador En Tu Camino’ in front of Police HQ
Learn ’Break the Chain’ from this Sheffield 2013 video
One Billion Rising Global website