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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