On V-Day’s 15th Anniversary, February 14, 2013, the city of San Francisco took part in the One Billion Rising event. The campaign sought to activate women and men in all countries to stand up against violence by walking out, dancing, rising up, and demanding an end to abuse. Two W.O.M.A.N., Inc. staff members, Mary Martinez and Mariya Taher, participated in the event on behalf of our agency. They were moved by the outpouring of support seen across the city towards ending domestic violence.
“Standing amongst all of the anti-violence partner agencies, representing W.O.M.A.N., Inc., was very powerful for me. It really spoke to what I’m extremely passionate about which is being out in the streets demonstrating and demanding basic human rights for all individuals globally. And I appreciated that dance was used to raise awareness of the anti-violence movement!” ~ Mary Martinez
If you missed San Francisco’s One Billion Rising event, you can check out the video here: http://youtu.be/ghY76uYA964