Saturday, December 7, 2013

Eve Ensler's "One Billion Rising" Multi-City Tour

Eve Ensler, award-winning playwright and founder of V-Day, the global activist movement to end violence against women and girls, with One Billion Rising Director and renowned activist and actor Monique Wilson, embark on a multi-city tour of India and Nepal as part of the ongoing ONE BILLION RISING FOR JUSTICE tour with Global Coordinators Khamla Bhasin and Abha Bhaiya and other extraordinary Indian and Nepali artists and activists. Following stops in France, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia, Myanmar, the Philippines, the United Kingdom, and the United States, Ensler and Wilson will visit Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Dharamsala, and Kathmandu over the next two weeks. The tour began today in Mumbai.

The One Billion Rising for Justice campaign is rapidly building upon the energy and momentum that was created in 2013 when one billion activists in 207 countries came together to strike, dance, and rise to end violence against women and girls. To date, One Billion Rising for Justice activists around the world in over 120 countries have signed up to plan their risings.
This year’s campaign is a call to women, men, and youth around the world to gather on 14 February 2014 outside places where they are entitled to justice including court houses, police stations, government offices, school administration buildings, work places, sites of environmental injustice, military courts, embassies, places of worship, or other public spaces for justice, marking the call to end the rampant impunity that prevails globally.

Ensler will debut a new monologue written for India at the events.   Also, coinciding with the tour, V-Day is debuting a new short film entitled India Rising, by South African filmmaker Tony Stroebel (Rising, One Billion Rising, The Man Prayer, Break The Chain) and Eve Ensler. The film features never before seen footage from Ensler’s 2012 One Billion Rising tour throughout India, as well as new footage from One Billion Rising events in February. Visit ONE BILLION RISING.ORG

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