One in three women on the planet will be raped or beaten in her lifetime. That is one billion women. In 2013, one billion women and men shook the earth through dance to end violence against women and girls. 

This year, on 14 February 2014 we are calling on women and men everywhere to harness their power and imagination to rise for justice. Imagine, one billion women releasing their stories, dancing and speaking out at the places where they need justice, where they need an end to violence against women and girls. Join us!

Rise. Release. Dance!

“ONE BILLION RISING FOR JUSTICE is a call to survivors to break the silence and release the stories of both pain and hope – through art, dance, marches, ritual, song, spoken word, testimonies and whatever way best expresses their outrage, their need, their desire, and their joy. The path to justice begins with acknowledging and recognizing the violence – letting it be known.” – Eve Ensler

For more information go to http://www.onebillionrising.org/

One Billion Rising for Justice in Second Life will be held ALL DAY FRIDAY 14th FEBRUARY

The Second Life event will feature a four-region stage where 200 people can dance together, surrounded by an area of art installations, poetry events and informational exhibits.

A variety of performers will play and perform over the 24-hour period, enabling people all over the world to attend this virtual event no matter their timezone.

The regions will have a General maturity rating to allow all residents an opportunity to participate.

The objective of the event is to raise awareness, not to raise funds; however, information about real-world organisations will be available for those wishing to donate.

The four regions will open at 11pm on Thursday 13th February.

OBR Rise: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/OBR%20Rise/186/186/24

The gown in this picture was created by Lyrical Bizarre as a free gift to support the event - send Lyrical Bizarre an IM inworld if you would like to blog the gown and help spread the word about this event.

I'm rising - will you rise with me?