Kosovo again part of One Billion Rising Campaign

Although the 14th of February is celebrated worldwide as the day of lovers, activists for women and girls rights for several years now are manifesting differently on this date. This is thanks to the One Billion Rising global campaign – an initiative which started since February 2012. It all started as a call for action based on disturbing statistics which show that 1 in 3 women in the world is physically assaulted or raped during their lifetime. With a global population reaching 7 billion, this means that more than 1 billion women and girls experience different forms of violence.
Kosovo has become part of this initiative by organizing every year the One Billion Rising event, since the first campaign at the global level. On this day, feminist activists, women and girls rights activists, individuals and organizations in Kosovo have joined the march, singing and dancing, thus becoming part of events taking place all over the world.
      With the moto “RIDE! RESIS! UNITE!”, Kosovo is part of the One Billion Rising this year as well, calling to express the anger against violence  against women and girls through solidarity and dance.
In Prishtina performance and the traditional dance under the sound of Break the Chain, which also is the anthem of the One Billion Rising campaign, was organized. One Billion Rising was organized by the Center for Art and Community ARTPOLIS supported by the Kosovo Women’s Network (KWN), Gender Studies Program, Kosovo Youth Council, Center for Equality and Liberty for the LGBT (CEL), Kosovar Gender Studies Center, Peer Educators Network, ECMI Kosovo and ORCA.