EVENT – ‘One Billion Rising’ for Equality: This Weekend in Central


International feminist event One Billion Rising 2015 will take place on Saturday, 3pm on Des Voeus Road, Central around the HSBC building.

Earlier today, Friday, Rama Kulkarni hosted a preview event at Hong Kong University.

One Billion Rising is a global movement of women and men struggling to end violence against women and children and for global social justice. Click below for the Facebook event:

Click for Facebook event

1 in 3 women across the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. That’s ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS. Every February, we rise – in hundreds of countries across the world – to show our local communities and the world what one billion looks like and shine a light on the rampant impunity and injustice that survivors most often face. We rise through dance to express joy and community and and celebrate the fact that we have not been defeated by this violence. We rise to show we are determined to create a new kind of consciousness – one where violence will be resisted until it is unthinkable.

Click for coverage of last year’s event.

Another One Billion Rising event will take place on Sunday, 12:30pm-5pm on Chater Road, Central. domestic worker groups and Erwiana Sulistyaningsih will be present.

One Billion Rising of Migrant Workers in Hong Kong from Lauren Sevilla Faustino on Vimeo.