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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

One Billion Rising Programme (OBR) organised at National Law University Delhi


Rural Development Project, YWCA of Delhi in collaboration with National Law University Delhi organised One Billion Rising Programme (OBR).

Around 150 students, and representatives of NGOs participated.

Chief Guest: Prof. (Dr.) Ranbir Singh, Vice Chancellor, NLUD
Guest of Honour: Ms. M. Devapriya, President, YWCA of Delhi
Guest of Honour: Prof. (Dr.) G.S. Bajpai, Registrar, NLUD
Convenor: Prof. (Dr.) Prasannanshu, Professor, NLUD

Resource Persons and organisers:
Ms. Jyotsna Batra, Chairperson, RDP, YWCA of Delhi

NLUD:
Prof. (Dr.) Harpreet Kaur, Professor
Prof. (Dr.) Anupama Goel, Professor
Prof. (Dr.) Anju Tyagi, Professor
Dr. Vinod Kumar, Associate Professor

ABOUT ONE BILLION RISING
One Billion Rising is a Global Campaign to transform patriarchal structures and to end violence against Women and girls. It 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 statistics 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. On 14 February 2013, people across the world came together to express their outrage, strike, dance, and rise in defiance of the injustices women suffer, demanding an end at last to violence against women. On 14 February 2014, One Billion Rising for Justice focused on the issue of justice for all survivors of gender violence, and highlighted the impunity that lives at the intersection of poverty, racism, war, the plunder of the environment, capitalism, imperialism, and patriarchy. For the third year of the campaign, One Billion Rising’s global coordinators chose the theme of ‘Revolution’ as an escalation of the demand for justice, and to build upon the massive efforts of communities worldwide that also looked at the roots and causes of violence as part of their call for justice. On, or around 14 February 2015, millions of activists in over 200 countries gathered to RISE FOR REVOLUTION, to change the paradigm, demand accountability, justice and systematic change. We are rising to show we are determined to create a new kind of consciousness – one where violence will be resisted until it is unthinkable. 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.

Vocational students will perform OBR song with dance to prove ONE BILLION RISING REVOLUTION: SOLIDARITY AGAINST THE EXPLOITATION OF WOMEN, and Nukkad Natak “Mahilao ka Sangharsh”, and National Law University students will perform to show their solidarity.

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