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Sixth anniversary of OBR campaign observed

12 Feb 18, Yahoo.com

Sixth anniversary of OBR campaign observed
Sun, 02/11/2018 – 23:14

New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) The sixth anniversary of ‘One Billion Rising’ campaign was observed across the country on Sunday, with people supporting the fight against sexual violence against women.

One One Billion Rising is a global movement founded by Eve Ensler to end rape and sexual violence. It was started in 2012.

The Central Park in Connaught Place here buzzed with activity throughout the day as men and women, and children voiced their support for justice and equality through dance, music, theatre and other creative activities, which were organized by civil society organizations.

“We all need to rise to the occasion until violence stops. This war against gender-based violence is no longer just a women’s or girls’ issue,” said Kamla Bhasin, the Regional Coordinator, OBR.

Meenu from Azad Foundation said: “Having performed street plays across settlements and communities it is clear that art and activism can be brought together to raise awareness and consciousness and help countless survivors to heal and feel emotionally cared for.”

Speaking on the significance of the OBR Campaign, Kusum, President, All India Network of Sex workers (AINSW), said: “By being part of such an initiative and given the put forth our views we feel honoured and vindicated.”

Participant organisations included Azad Foundation, Jagori, Manas, Breakthrough, Centre for Advocacy and Research, Joint Women Programme, Janasamskriti, Nine is Mine, Centre for Equity and Inclusion, Kahaani Waale, Womenite, Asmita Theatre, Srijanathmak Manushi Sansthan, Kalindi College, and Shivaji College.

–IANS

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OBR anniversary observed

OBR anniversary observed

Statesman News Service | New Delhi |

The sixth anniversary of the “One Billion Rising Campaign” was observed across the country and in many part of South Asia on Sunday, with people joining in the fight against the unacceptable levels of violence being witnessed in recent times against women, girls and even infants.

Central Park in Connaught Place was buzzing with activity with women, men and children participating in the wider call for justice and equality through dance, music, theatre and other creative activities organised by civil society organisations.

Kamla Bhasin, Regional Coordinator, OBR, set the tone for the event by stressing that, “We all need to rise to the occasion and Rise until violence stops, patriarchy disappears, the values of our Constitutions become a Reality because this war against gender-based violence is no longer just a women or girls issue.”

Meenu from Azad Foundation said, “Having performed street plays across settlements and communities it is clear that art and activism can be brought together to raise awareness and consciousness and help countless survivors to heal and feel emotionally cared for.”

Participant organisations included Azad Foundation, Jagori, Manas,  Breakthrough, Centre for Advocacy and Research (CFAR), Joint Women Programme, Janasamskriti, Nine is Mine,  Centre for Equity and Inclusion (CEQUIN), Kahaani Waale, Womenite, Asmita Theatre, Srijanathmak Manushi Sansthan (SMS)  MS Kalindi College and Kalindi College and Shivaji College.

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Activists come together to end violence against women

Activists come together to end violence against women

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, February 11

Scores of activists today vowed support to the uprising to end routinsed violence against women in almost all spheres of life during an event organised to celebrate the sixth anniversary of the “One Billion Rising” (OBR) campaign here. It is a global action plan to raise voice against exploitation of women and ensure dignity for women.

The campaign champions the cause of women rights and stop violence in all forms due to an entrenched patriarchy at a time when women safety is still a concern in homes, workplaces or public spaces. Regional coordinator of the OBR Kamla Bhasin said, “We all need to rise to the occasion and rise until violence stops, patriarchy disappears, the values of our constitutions become a reality because this war against gender-based violence is no longer just a women’s or girls’ issue.”

The OBR campaign was doing exactly what a commercial film like “PadMan” is striving to do, which is making people more thoughtful and engaged about gender, Kamla added. “The time had come for both men and women to do their bit to stop the oppression and subjugation that menstruating and violence-afflicted women and girls face due to patriarchal structures and mindset; and bring together all gender-sensitive people in a common celebration of the human spirit,” she asserted.

A representative of the Menengage Network spoke of the urgent need for the rank and file of men from every walk of life to speak up, get in touch with their feminine side and fight shoulder to shoulder with women and girls against gender subordination.

The Business Standard, Outlook India

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/one-billion-rising-campaign-s-6th-anniv-observed-in-connaught-118021100621_1.html

https://www.outlookindia.com/newsscroll/one-billion-rising-campaigns-6th-anniv-observed-in-connaught/1251026

11 Feb 18, The Business Standard, Outlook India

 One Billion Rising Campaign’s 6th anniv observed in Connaught

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi  Last Updated at February 11, 2018 20:25 IST

The sixth anniversary of ‘One Billion Rising Campaign’ was observed in Delhi’s Connaught Place area, with scores of people pledging to fight violence against women and girls. Several activities like dance, music and theatre were organised at the Central Park of Connaught Place where women, men and children participated in the call given by civil society oganisations for justice and equality. A statement by OBR Campaign stated that Regional Coordinator Kamla Bhasin, set the tone for the event saying, “We all need to rise to the occasion and rise until violence stops, patriarchy disappears, the values of our Constitutions become a reality because this war against gender-based violence is no longer just a women or girls issue.” According to the OBR Campaign, on its sixth anniversary, similar activities were organised in many part of today. On the significance of the OBR Campaign, an activist from Azad Foundation, said having performed street plays in settlements and communities, it is clear that art and activism can be brought together to raise awareness and consciousness and help “survivors heal and make them feel emotionally cared for”. Participant organisation included Azad Foundation, Jagori, Manas, Breakthrough, (CFAR), Joint Women Programme, Asmita Theatre, Srijanathmak Manushi Sansthan (SMS) and others.

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