Dancing through Trauma: 1 Billion Rising
Here is the math:
There are 7 billion people on this planet.
Half are women and girls – around 3.5 billion people.
One out of three females will experience a sexual assault in her lifetime.
3.5 billion divided by 3 = 1.6666 billion.
How does a society address the reality of 1/3 of its members undergoing this trauma?
Here is one way:
On Friday, February 14, 2014, women around the world will be dancing in the streets.
What’s the celebration? It is the expression of a different kind of love on this Valentine’s Day, a love of our/women’s endurance and survival and capacity for joy in the face of the global epidemic of gender-based violence.