ONE BILLION RISING REVOLUTION 2018: SOLIDARITY

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As the sun rises on Main Beach on Wednesday 14th February, local women, children and men will gather again, rising up and dancing for a global revolution to end the epidemic of male violence against women and children. 

Wednesday 14 Feb, 6.30am for a 7.30am dance, Main Beach Byron Bay.

One Billion Rising is the biggest mass action to end violence against women in human history. The campaign, launched on Valentine’s Day 2012, began as a call to action based on the staggering statistic that 1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. With the world population at 7 billion, this adds up to more than ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS. 

Byron Bay has its own high incidence of sexual assault and V Day is a great opportunity for us to find our voices in protest, by being a part of this pivotal moment, instead of thinking the problem is elsewhere. 

One Billion Rising provides an important opportunity for women and men to step up, speak up and be part of the solution, taking a stand against any male violence against women. Previous years saw hundreds of women and children dance together in Byron, reminding everyone of the importance of equal rights, and freedom. 

Come along, and be a part of this global movement saying ‘END all violence against women and children’. The world is stirring and enough is enough.

Here's  great video of the 2013 event on Main Beach Byron Bay

learn more at www.onebillionrising.org.

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