One Billion Rising: Strike, Dance, Rise!

Originally posted online and in print for York Vision.

One-Billion-Rising-Strike-Dance-Rise1-300x258A global campaign aimed at ending violence towards women will hit the University later this month.

The One Billion Rising event, which is part of the V-Day Movement, will take place at Vanbrugh Dining Hall on Valentine’s Day with this year’s message being on justice for the women survivors of violence.

A photoshoot for the event has been jointly organised by the Women’s Committee and Amnesty International for the 5 February to capture the reasons why people are rising for V-Day.

Organiser Emily Inglis said: “I think it’s important to raise awareness via a show of positive strength, especially with things like the videos broadcast of women rising across the world – it’s amazing to see.”

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