Ahmedabad Rising is part of a global movement called ONE BILLION RISING that is mobilizing men and women in over 140 countries to demand and end violence against women and girls. 1 in 3 women will experience violence in her lifetime, leaving a staggering statistic that over 1 billion women will be impacted by violence. This is why on February 14th; one billion people will rise all over the world. Men, women, and children will be taking part in ONE BILLION RISING events to join in solidarity, purpose and energy to shake the world into a new consciousness and realize that we all stand together.
Ahmedabad rising is the launch of a longer term initiative and need in our city and state, to educate, sensitize, and encourage people to take a firm stand against gender discrimination and violence. It is time to rise, take a stand and say no to of gender violence and discrimination. On 14th February, at 5 p.m. at the sports complex of Gujarat Vidyapith join hands and gather for garba – to join in solidarity, purpose and energy and shake the world into a new consciousness.
Tritha Sinha and her group Space will sing songs which empower women and which talk of women’s issues. Shyamal, Saumil and Arati Munshi with their group will sing garbas and a sanedo specially written for the event by Madhav Ramanuj, Tushar Shukla and Ghanshyam Gadhvi, and together Ahmedabad can dance to them. Everyone will also take a pledge to be silent no more, to take action whenever we see any form of violence against women.
Through Ahmedabad Rising you too can get involved and take action. To bring the conversation to your schools, colleges or work places visit their website http://www.ahmedabadrising.org to pledge or email them on firstname.lastname@example.org
Violence against women and girls is not only a woman’s issue; it’s a human issue. Irrespective of your gender, if you join hands, together we can make Ahmedabad a city free of gender violence.
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