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Strike, Rise and Dance against violence

Events in Delhi, Bombay, Bangalore, Colombo for One Billion Rising - 14 February 2013

12 February 2013

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Invitation: One Billion Rising at Dwarka, New Delhi on Feb 14, 2013 (3-6pm)

Anhad, Jansanskriti, Guru Gobind Singh IP University, National Law University, Bhaskaracharya College of Applied Sciences, Bharat Ratna Dr BR Ambedkar University, Maxfort School, Queens Valley School and ANHLGT

Invites you to JOIN US

at the ONE BILLION RISING, Dwarka Event, New Delhi
on February 14, 2013 From 3 am - 6 pm

  • Street Play by students of Bhaskaracharya College of Applied Science, Dwarka
  • Skit by students of Guru Gobind Singh IP University
  • Mime by students of Queen’s Valley school
  • Folk Dance by students of school from Rohtak
  • Dance Drama by members of Jansanskriti
  • Dance performance especially prepared for the event by Gauri Divakar and other members of Dristikon, Aditi Mangaldas’ Dance troupe
  • Collaborative performance especially prepared for the event by Avani Sethi and Dhruv Sangari
  • Video screenings: One Billion Rising - V day, Video by students of University School of Mass Communication, Guru Gobind Singh IP University, Video by Progressive Film, Mumbai & Dwarka
  • Talks by : Vrinda Grover- Senior advocate, Mayasri, Prof Mrinal -National Law University
  • and Our Own Dwarka One Billion Rising Song written by Gauhar Raza and set to music by Mont Fort School music teacher

Anhad in collaboration with Jansanskriti, Guru Gobind Singh IP University, National Law University, Bhaskaracharya College of Applied Sciences, Bharat Ratna Dr BR Ambedkar University, Maxfort School, Queens Valley School and ANHLGT is organising a programme in response to the International Call One Billion Rising at the National Law University Auditorium, Sector 14, Dwarka, New Delhi on February 14, 2013 from 3-6pm to Stop Violence Against Women.

The programme in Dwarka is being conceived as a cultural and intellectual response to the culture of violence that exists in our society and we aim to sensitise the younger generation on questions related to gender equality and violence against women. We want to sensitise them to build a society where women are treated as equal citizens as enshrined in our Indian Constitution.

The three hour programme will have talks, poetry, music, dance, skits, video screenings and exhibitions.

Approx 600-700 students and residents of Dwarka, New Delhi are expected to take part in the event.

One billion rising Mumbai- Bandstand Amphitheatre- 14th feb - 5.30pm

One in three billion women on the planet will be beaten or raped in her lifetime.
One billion across the world, in 190 countries, will rise against this violence
on 14th Feb 2013 at 5.30 pm

Dear Friends

One Billion Rising is a global campaign to end to violence, and for justice and gender equality. It’s a global call on February 14, 2013, for one billion women and men around the world to walk away from their homes, businesses, and jobs, and join together to dance a show of collective strength.

Join us in the One billion Rising’s Mumbai EVENT - FREEDOM for FEAR organised by women’s rights organisations ,twith performances from artistes, singers, dancers , rapppers and celebrities including:
Farhan Akhtar, Zoya Akhtar, Rahul Bose, Mita Vashisht, Jhelum Paranjpe, Javed Akhtar, Tarana Raja, Swang Group, Violinist Sunita Bhuyan , indiva group ,women’s rights organisations, student dancers, flash mobbers are all coming together to Strike, Rise and Dance against violence and raise their voices for gender sensitisation, equality and an end to violence.

We all will all dance to the official break the chains anthem in hindi

14th February 2013 from 5.30 to 8.45 pm
Bandstand Amphitheatre, Bandra , Next to Taj Land’s end



Nandita Shah, Kamayani Bail Mahabal
One Billion Rising Mumbai



2.30p.m. – 7 p.m. February 14, 2013

Cubbon Park (Manjula Mantapa, at park entrance from Vittal Mallya Road)

One in three women on the planet will be raped or beaten in her lifetime.
That adds up to one billion women.
One billion women violated is an atrocity
One billion women dancing is a revolution

The brutal gang rape and murder of a 23 year old woman in Delhi, in December last year shocked the collective conscience of the country in a way that no other act of violence against women has in recent times. More such incidents increasingly being reported in the press are slowly but relentlessly revealing the ugly underbelly of modern times and its culture of misogyny that violently discriminates against women denying her dignity and autonomy. And many times her life.

Despite their visibility in public life, women from all classes and communities are facing and living with myriad forms of violence. Apart from rapes and sexual violence including sexual harassment in work places,domestic violence and wife murders, abductions, killing of girl children even before they are born; rapes of women from vulnerable communities in times of caste or communal conflict, or by the military and police in conflict areas be it tribal regions, North East or Kashmir; closer home in Mangalore, young girl molested and brutalised on public television by right wing goons in the name of culture; women from the recently razed EWS quarters in Koramangala beaten, dragged out of homes with their children and made homeless and desolate. This violence has many brutal faces.

But we can hear the wind slowly rising. The leaves rustling in the breeze.

There is a quiet revolution that is brewing. Both globally and locally. There are an increasing number of voices all across the world that are saying:Enough is Enough!

The streets of India and even Bangalore particularly after the horrific incident in Delhi last year have come alive with diverse voices that are beginning to speak out against violence against women. Another such voice is the global call for One Billion Rising. A call that has been initiated by playwright and author Eve Ensler to mark that fifteenth anniversary of ‘V-day’, a Global Movement of Grassroots activists in New York City, on February 14, 2013.

The Call for the Day is STRIKE! DANCE! RISE!

A call that groups all over the world are echoing in their own countries in an act of global solidarity.On February 14,there will be 13, 000 organisations in 190 countries around the world holding noisy, energetic events encouraging “activists, writers ,thinkers, celebrities, women and men to strike, dance and rise”. While in South Asia, across eight countries, more than 300 organisations have come together to launch the campaign in their respective regions, in India the One Billion Rising Campaign is being organised in more than 15 states by a wider spectrum of organisations including women’s groups, Dalit groups, human right activists, writers and artistes.

In Bangalore too, a broad coalition of women’s and human rights groups, concerned individuals, educational institutions and youth/professional/theatre groups are coming together in Cubbon Park, between 2.30 to 7.00p.m on February 14, 2013. We invite all those concerned with what is happening to come together and participate through song, dance, street plays, storytelling, poetry reading, painting…. and contribute to strengthening the incredible web of peaceful resistance that can be woven to make violence against women and indeed the violence of all wars, unthinkable.

Come and dare to defy the culture of violence that is consuming us;

and care to dream of a culture of peace and solidarity that will sustain and humanise us.

Organised in Karnataka by:

Manini, Hengasara Hakkina Sangha, Women’s Voice, YWCA-Bangalore, ISI-Women’s Unit, United Theological College, AIPWA, GATWU, GLU, AIDWA, Fedina, Alternative Law Forum, Srishti, Visthar, Sichrem, Manasa, Grameen Mahila Okkoota, Samanatha Mahila Vedike, Swaraj Network, Sangama, Aneka, Praja Rajakiya Vedike, Sadhana Mahila Sangha, Global Concerns, Milana, Cfar-Karnataka, Radio Activ, I am change, Barking Dog Productions, Samraksha, The Hunger Project, Cieds, Vimochana and many concerned individuals, trade unions, artists and supporters

OBR Sri Lanka invites you to join the global One Billion Rising movement (

WHEN: Thursday the 14th of February 2013


4.30pm - Demonstration

6.00pm - Candlelight Vigil

Dedicated to all the women and children who have been abused, harassed, raped and killed because of Gender Based Violence.

We invite each and every one of you to join us and RISE!

What you need to do:

1) Come in GROUPS; bring your friends, family and coworkers!
2) BRING placards, signs, songs and music
3) Come dressed in RED, BLACK or PINK to show your solidarity towards the global OBR movement.
4) SHARE the facebook event and page as widely as possible
5) This is a movement, an UPRISING. Bring your voices and bring your energy to make yourselves heard!

Please contact us via email or our facebook page if you need further information.

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