“I am one of one billion and I am rising for justice”

February 13, 2014

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With the progress we are making in development, one would think that violence against women would by now be a thing of the past. On the contrary, it is proving to be an epidemic. One in three women will experience violence during her life simply because she’s female – that amounts to one billion women in the world. One Billion Rising is a global campaign, created by American playwright and feminist Eve Ensler, to call for an end to violence against women and girls.

With the progress we are making in development, one would think that violence against women would by now be a thing of the past. On the contrary, it is proving to be an epidemic. One in three women will experience violence during her life simply because she’s female – that amounts to one billion women in the world. One Billion Rising is a global campaign, created by American playwright and feminist Eve Ensler, to call for an end to violence against women and girls.

This year’s theme is One Billion Rising for Justice and as an institution, BRAC pledges its support to the cause. Violence and abuse may manifest itself differently from culture to culture, but it is a universal issue. We cannot allow violence against women to be normalised just because it is prevalent.

Our colleagues across the world have rallied together to declare why they believe in ending violence against women and girls. Their messages are powerful and simple.

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James Ward Khakshi
James Ward Khakshi
8 years ago

This pictoral presentation is excellent collection to attract and mean what we mean by standing against VAW

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disregard that. I had my facts wrong.