Every third woman falls victim to violence in her lifetime. On February 14, 2013 thousands of people all over the world protested against these daily acts of violence with dance though flashmobs and other artistic events. Under the motto “One Billion Rising” they protested on behalf of the one billion women in the world, who are beaten or raped during their lifetime, according to the United Nations.
Also in countries like Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh women took to the streets.
More than 13,000 organisations in 200 countries took part in this global protest. Below, we present some videos from February 14.
Flashmob in Bern, Switzerland:
The organisation “United Societies of Balkans” recorded a video of men and women from around the world, telling “One Billion Rising” why they were on the street on February 14:
NDTV reported from Mumbai, India:
The following dance was rehearsed and performed by girls of “New Light”, an NGO operating in the red light district of Calcutta, India:
Video from Khartoum, Sudan:
Stop-Motion-Film from São Paulo, Brazil:
Flashmob in Bali, Indonesia: