In solidarity with the One Billion Rising Campaign, Women in Cities International releases two videos made by girls in Montreal

MONTREAL, Feb. 14, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - On February 14th 2013, One Billion will rise for a dancing revolution, a global strike, a call of solidarity to women across the world, and a refusal to accept gender based violence. The One Billion Rising Campaign is a global movement to rise against gender-based violence. One Billion women on the planet will be raped or beaten at one point in her lifetime.

Women in Cities International has been working with teenagers to prevent violence against women and girls in Canadian cities. This program, 'My City, My Safety', encourages youth to foster a critical consciousness and become active citizens in the development of safer and more inclusive cities, free of violence against women and girls.

Participants decided to use media to express their views on girls' urban safety. In collaboration with Fanie St-Michel, artist and director of Conscience Urbaine, they created two videos to share with their communities: 'Bien dans ma Ville! - My City, My Safety!' and 'Collective Love Letter for Girls'.

To support these young leaders, view their videos at www.youtube.com/femmesetvilles and share widely!

SOURCE: Women in Cities International

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