One Billion Rising for Justice Follow-Up

One Billion Rising Picture

On February 14th, W.O.M.A.N., Inc. staff and volunteers gathered with activists, artists, anti-violence advocates, city leaders and groups representing diverse communities, in front San Francisco City Hall to participate in One Billion Rising For Justice, a global campaign taking place in over 170 countries, to end violence against women and girls. This year the campaign focused on the issue of justice for all survivors of gender violence and sexual assault. The event included many different speakers such as, Mayor Edwin M. Lee, District Attorney George Gascon, Board of Supervisors President David Chiu, V-Day Executive Director Susan Celia Swan, Commission on the Status of Women President Nancy Kirschner-Rodriguesz, Filipina Women’s Network CEO Marily Mondejar and other city leaders and advocates. The event, focusing on protesting against gender violence and sexual assault by taking part in dance, included musical performances by apl.de.ap of the Black Eyed Peas, Taiko Drummers from Ruth Asawa SF School of the Arts, hip hop group Oshaku, and of course hundreds of San Francisco Residents participating in the Break the Chain flash mob.

If you missed the live event, watch One Billion Rising For Justice here.

 

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