Friday, February 5, 2021

"One Billion Rising" Taking Place Sunday February 14

For the past several years, the "One Billion Rising, an event to promote the rights of women worldwide, has taken place in Second Life. On Sunday February 14, it will take place once again on a four-sim area.

For the eighth year, on February 14, 2021, men and women in Second Life will join activists, writers, thinkers, celebrities, and people across the world to Rise, Resist and Unite as a show of unity, individual strength, and the need for change.

1 in 3 women across the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. That’s ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS. Every February, we rise – in countries across the world – to show our local communities and the world what one billion looks like and shine a light on the rampant impunity and injustice that survivors most often face. We rise through dance to express joy and community and celebrate the fact that we have not been defeated by this violence. We rise to show we are determined to create a new kind of consciousness – one where violence will be resisted until it is unthinkable.

To see the announcement in full, check out the OBR blog Here.

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