One Billion Rising

A Woman's Life Balance: Lynne Franks

Dr Monique Y. Wells | Posted 06.06.2015 | UK
Dr Monique Y. Wells

After a highly successful career in PR, which included the creation of London Fashion Week and the British Fashion Awards, Lynne Franks has become a champion of women's empowerment, sustainable business practices, and social justice issues.

Love Revolution

Lynne Franks | Posted 12.04.2015 | UK
Lynne Franks

UK politicians, performers, survivors of abuse, and people of all ages who want to end sexual violence towards women and children, will join hundreds of countries around the world on the same day through a combination of artistic events, community-based initiatives and rallies.

Where Are the Women Who Will Raise Their Voices for Those Raped, Hit, and Attacked for Being Women?

Skin | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Entertainment

This Friday, I'll be taking to the stage in Trafalgar Square, and shouting from the top of my lungs that we do not have to be fed up, that we do not have to accept this. At midday I'll be joining One Billion Rising, a global campaign that has made it its mission to end violence against women, and rising up for justice for women here in the UK and far further afield. We will call for political change, from mandatory sex education in schools, action to ensure that women in immigration detention centres are safe from violence, and the repeal of visa laws that tie domestic workers to their employers and put them at serious risk of exploitation. We will dance and sing - and we will make ourselves heard.

One Billion Rising - Story of a Deaf Woman's Experience of Domestic Violence

Mary Griffiths Clarke | Posted 01.05.2013 | UK Politics
Mary Griffiths Clarke

As part of my series of short films for the One Billion Rising campaign, 'Sarah', tells the story of a deaf woman's experience of domestic violence.

Is Facebook Taking The 'Active' Out Of Activist?

Sarah O'Meara | Posted 07.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah O'Meara

With International Women's Day upon us, there's absolutely no reason for you not to get involved. You've literally got no excuse not to join in the movement. Except that, of course, there's no 'movement' involved of any kind.

One Billion Rising - A Woman's Experience of Domestic Violence and Gang Related Crime

Mary Griffiths Clarke | Posted 01.05.2013 | UK Politics
Mary Griffiths Clarke

In this experimental piece I attempted to convey the confusion associated with domestic violence and leaving a partner you love by speeding up and slowing down the footage depending upon the point in the narrative.

One Billion Rising - One Woman's Plight to Escape From a Violent Forced Marriage

Mary Griffiths Clarke | Posted 01.05.2013 | UK
Mary Griffiths Clarke

How many times have you been to the cinema and come out feeling changed in some way? How many times have you read a leaflet and felt moved to the same extent? Thought so.

One Billion Rising - Lambeth Rising

Mary Griffiths Clarke | Posted 30.04.2013 | UK
Mary Griffiths Clarke

We are not waiting for change, we are that change! People are no longer willing to accept bullying in the playground, having to take a detour on the way home to avoid sexual harassment outside local shops, putting up with financial, emotional, physical and sexual abuse at home or in the workplace.

The Natalie Gyte Monologues

Kaizaad Kotwal | Posted 27.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Kaizaad Kotwal

Rarely, in recent memory, has something I read crawled so under my skin. I chanced upon Natalie Gyte's vitriolic and irrational diatribe against Eve Ensler and her recently launched One Billion Rising (OBR) campaign right before I was about to go to bed. The factual, philosophical and logical craters in Gyte's essay 'Why I Won't Support One Billion Rising' swallowed my sleep for the night. But what truly kept me awake were the unnecessary personal attacks against a brave woman and her path-breaking work.

As Blade Runner Falls the One Billion Rises

Ambi Sitham | Posted 19.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ambi Sitham

Under South African law every accused person has a right to a fair trial, which includes the right to be presumed innocent. Oscar Pistorius has this right too. But Miss Steenkamp and the countless other victims of sudden, brutal deaths whilst in the company of their 'loved ones', also have the right for the truth to be told. Reeva Steenkamp has been forever silenced

Dear Natalie Gyte: I Hope You Dance

Ru Freeman | Posted 19.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ru Freeman

Gyte condemns Stella Creasy thus for stating that violence is not limited to gender, that it affects society as a whole: "Really Stella? Really?" Yes, really Natalie, really. Violence is a societal issue. And so long as we keep pretending that it isn't, nothing is going to change.

Global Celebration of Women Demands End to Violence on V-Day

Monira Rahman | Posted 17.04.2013 | UK Politics
Monira Rahman

We must not forget that women are still subjected to violence and unable to make decisions about issues which affect their lives. Last month, a girl studying in a college in Dhaka was attacked with acid and stabbed. She is still fighting for her life in hospital.

Why I Joined One Billion Rising: Men Cannot Leave Women to Fix This Problem Alone

Bernard Jenkin | Posted 16.04.2013 | UK Politics
Bernard Jenkin

Violence against women affects men. These women are our mothers, sisters, partners, daughters. No man would dismiss this campaign whose life has been touched by violence against someone he loves. But I went because men have to be part of this campaign.

The Sande Society, Sororities and Sex Education: Why PSHE is Important

Hilary Burrage | Posted 15.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Hilary Burrage

Whether girl or woman, boy or man, you need to 'belong'. You need to feel important to others and connected with them. What you don't need is to be controlled or used by anyone else. Support is very different from social suffocation; sharing is very different from being taken for a dangerous ride.

What Do Young Women Think About the 'Sexualised' Pop Culture Around them? Has anyone asked them?

Marai Larasi | Posted 16.04.2013 | UK Politics
Marai Larasi

Over the last few years there has been increasing attention to what is now often referred to as 'sexualisation'. This focus has resulted in new government policies which are designed to address the fact that young people might be less equipped than adults to interpret and critique powerful, sexualised messages.

BLOG: "Why I Won't Support One Billion Rising"

Natalie Gyte | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Natalie Gyte

The primary problem with One Billion Rising is its refusal to name the root cause of women's inequality; its outright refusal to point the finger at a patriarchal system which cultivates masculinity and which uses the control and subjugation of women's bodies as an outlet for that machoism.

Sarah O'Meara

Can Global Dance Event 'One Billion Rising' Stop Violence Against Women? | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 14.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle

If you've caught whisperings about One Billion Rising, then you'll probably have some sense of the scale of playwright and activist Eve Ensler's visio...

One of the Last Taboos - Control in the Home Is More Prevalent Than We Think

Amanda Prowse | Posted 13.04.2013 | Home
Amanda Prowse

I had read the quotes and looked at the statistics, but it wasn't until I started speaking to victims of domestic abuse and listened to heartbreaking tales of control and fear that I began to see a different picture.

Drunk Or 'Flirty' Rape Victims To Blame For Attacks, One In 12 Say

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 07.02.2013 | UK

Around one in 12 people believe sexual assault and rape victims are to blame if they are either drunk, under the influence of drugs or flirtatious wit...

Be Part of One Billion Rising, Be Part of Saying Enough Is Enough

Stella Creasy | Posted 05.04.2013 | UK Politics
Stella Creasy

One Billion Rising is an international coalition brought together by the vision of Eve Ensler, the creator of the Vagina Monologues and founder of V-Day. It is a global activist movement calling for ending violence against women and girls to be a priority for all Governments.