With the first ever One Billion Rising Festival at The Bread & Roses Theatre in Clapham (South London, UK), we join the international OBR action with an eight day creative campaign, featuring performances, workshops, talks, exhibitions and more.
One Billion Rising is the biggest mass action to end violence against women in human history. The campaign, launched on Valentine’s Day 2012, began as a call to action based on the staggering UN 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. For three years - 2012 to 2015 - people across the world have come together on February 14th to express their outrage, strike, dance, drum and RISE in defiance of the injustices women suffer, by demanding an end at last to violence against women, accountability, justice and systematic CHANGE.
In 2016, the theme of Revolution continues with a call to focus on marginalised women and to bring national and international focus to their issues; to bring in new artistic energy; to amplify Revolution as a call for system change to end violence against women and girls; to call on people to rise for others, and not just for ourselves.
The OBR Festival at The Bread & Roses Theatre is set-out to reach out to and engage people on many different levels by offering a diverse line-up of events and creative activities.
We are now seeking visual artists to display their work around the theme of violence against women and girls during the festival. This can be both previous existing work, as well as art specifically inspired by the One Billion Rising Revolution campaign. If you would like to send us more details about your work and find out more please email firstname.lastname@example.org . Deadline is midnight on December 31st.