One Billion Rising in Second Life will once again be taking place in Second Life on Wednesday, February 14th, 2018.
When launched on Valentine’s Day 2012, One Billion Rising (OBR) was the biggest mass action in human history; a call to action based on the staggering statistic that 1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. With the world population at 7 billion, this adds up to more than one billion women and girls who are at risk. OBR aims to bring people together, raise greater awareness of the plight of those at risk the world over, and bring about a fundamental change in how vulnerable and defenceless women and girls are treated.
Since its inception, One Billion Rising has grown and the local campaigns deepened, it has also brought in economic violence and the violence of poverty, racial violence, gender violence, violence caused by corruption, occupation and aggression, violence caused by environmental disasters, climate change and environmental plunder, violence impacting women in the context of state sponsored wars, militarization, and the worsening internal and international displacement of millions of people, and violence created by corporate greed, among so many others.
On Wednesday, February 14th, 2018. One Billion Rising continues to sustain the theme of “Solidarity Against the Exploitation of Women”, and activities in Second Life event will be focused on a four-region stage where 200 people can come together to dance, surrounded by an area of art installations, an arena for poetry and dramatic productions, and informational exhibits. Activities at 00:00 SLT on the morning of February 14th, and will continue through a full 24 hours across the OBR regions.
To support the event, the organisers are currently seeking volunteer stage managers, security helpers, greeter, general volunteers to help gather information etc. Bloggers interested in covering the event both in the run-up and on the day itself are also being sought, as are sponsors to help cover the cost of the regions.
If you are interested in helping with any of these aspects of the event, please follow the links below:
The following links are also available for those wishing to learn more about One Billion Rising: