Friday, February 13, 2015

One Billion Women Rising -A Proclamation and Getting Ready in Atlanta by, Diane Dougherty, ARCWP


WHEREAS,  One Billion Rising is a global movement to stop violence against women and girls for which annual theatrical and artistic events are produced around the world to raise money and transform consciousness generating broader attention for the fight to stop worldwide violence against women and girls; and

WHEREAS, One Billion Rising is a national call for justice for all survivors of gender violence and the impunity that lives at the intersection of poverty, racism, war, environmental rape, capitalism, imperialism, and patriarchy; and

WHEREAS, one in three women on the planet will be raped or beaten in her lifetime, which adds up to more than ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS; and

WHEREAS, Violence against women does not distinguish according to class, race, age or locality, and many women in all cultures spend most of their lives recovering from, resisting, or surviving violence rather than creating and thriving; and

WHEREAS, One Billion Rising is an act of solidarity locally and across borders, demonstrating to women all over the planet the commonality of their struggles and their power in numbers; and

WHEREAS, One Billion Rising and One Billion Rising REVOLUTION movement mobilizes, engages, awakens and joins people worldwide to raise awareness and help prevent violence against women; and

WHEREAS, the City of Atlanta  joins One Billion Rising and other interested agencies and organizations in rising up for justice to end violence against women and girls; and

NOW, THEREFORE, I, ______________, title of the ____________, do hereby proclaim February 14, 2015, as "ONE BILLION RISING REVOLUTION DAY" and support the call to action.
Dated this ___ day of ________, 2015

"Saturday we celebrate One Billion Rising Atlanta Revolution.  It is already having a mark because the mayor had declared everyone that works for the city will receive equal pay for equal work.....and his representative will display his Take A Stand campaign against sex trafficking and abuse.  An NFL football Player flew in from California to be with us on Saturday and he is bringing 4 of his buddies. We have 40 organizations displaying their work and a senator, songwriters, poets, 4 different groups of drummers, artists and storytelllers (I am included) to weave voices of courage to stand against violence and toward a greater sense of humanity."

You are all with me in the spirit.....


Our revolution is R Evolution -A Revolution based in Love

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