Why I’m Rising

One Billion Rising “Solidarity against the exploitation of women”  RISE! DISRUPT! CONNECT!

This year, One Billion Rising Revolution is giving sharper focus and visibility to the exploitation of women, and to harnessing even stronger global solidarity to demand an end to violence in all forms.

Tell us, Why are you rising in SOLIDARITY?



In 2016 share with us in comments here!!!

Why are you joining the event? How do you think change can happen? What does your revolution look like? If you want to make a video, or share a Flickr picture in our group, include a link!



1n 2013 and in 2014, people told us why they were rising – and you can share your reasons for rising in 2016 Second Life with us in the comments here!


9 thoughts on “Why I’m Rising

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  2. I am rising because I was with an insanely abusive man once. He used to tie me up and burn me with cigarettes. He later went on to murder my ten year old daughter (Noel Parcells) and her 3 year old halfsister (Mia Parcells) by gun in a double-murder suicide.

  3. I’m rising for the millions of women and children who are to afraid, unable to leave. I am rising for the advocates who tirelessly work behind the scenes to provide safe places for victims to go, with little to no funds allocated for them. I am rising because I got out and can use my voice to save at least one other. This is also #WhyIShimmyMob

  4. My revolution looked like 2 suitcases, one cab, a scared 3 year old and me. We left our abuser in November. I will rise for every woman and child that can’t leave. I will rise in hopes that they will come to know the freedom and peace that I have found. I will rise for those we have lost.

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  9. I was always the victim…

    my whole life
    spent moving toward that final

    when he took what he wanted
    without a thought
    no surprise
    not for me

    as I think years later
    I was always a victim
    my parents taught me well
    by words and actions

    I had no worth
    or rights
    comply or be punished
    and never think for yourself

    I was always a victim
    the people at school
    teaching me I was
    an outcast

    different is not a good thing to be as a child
    to strange,
    and sad

    I was always a victim
    no one would believe me
    couldn’t be trusted
    and when the time came
    I was a victim…

    by AineMari Flanagan

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