All eyes are on Singapore, as it prepares to launch the phenomenal event making it the 1st country in the World to host One Billion Rising.
The brainchild of award-winning playwright Eve Ensler and her support group for women, V-Day., One Billion Rising is calling everyone, even men and children, to step out, rise up and dance to show their disapproval of violence towards women.
That’s right – Dance! How will dancing help, you might be asking? As written in the official ‘One Billion Rising’ website, dancing takes up space and it can happen anywhere at any time, with anyone and everyone. Best of all, it’s free. When One Billion people join together to dance in 200 countries, they are joining in solidarity, purpose and energy, and based on the amount of attention this event and it’s cause is receiving, it is accumulating the energy needed to shake the world into a new consciousness.
Recent increase in the rape and rape culture trend is the trigger for such an event, and V-Day aims at drawing everyone’s attention to the dire situation that many women are facing all around the world.
V-Day hopes that with this event, a lot more people, organizations and authorities will be motivated to take stricter actions against sexual harassment, incest, battery and genital mutilation that women encounter.
The Singapore Chapter of One Billion Rising is happening at the Clarke Quay Central Fountain on Wednesday, 13 February 2013 from 8:00PM to 9:30PM.
Watch the Singapore Chapter’s production for the cause:
LOVE IN MOTION – One Billion Rising Singapore
If you are among the millions following this event, you will know that the rest of the world is rising to the event only on 14 February.
The organizers of the Singapore Chapter decided to hold the event on 13th instead so as to acknowledge the local culture and not interrupt the many couples who may have plans for their Valentines Day on the 14th Feb 2013.
So why not take this opportunity to show your support for this global cause? It has come to our doorsteps and Singapore is taking the lead. Head on down to Clarke Quay and dedicate just 90 minutes of your day to show support for the millions of women and girls who have faced abuse. Your participation will make a difference. ‘It will not reach one billion without you’.
As V-Day’s mission statement goes, “We believe women should spend their lives creating and thriving rather than surviving or recovering from terrible atrocities”.
|Watch here, One Billion Rising Short Film|
For more information or to make a donation, visit the official ‘One Billion Rising’ website at www.onebillionrising.org or Singapore Chapter FB page : http://www.facebook.com/OneBillionRisingSingapore