"Still I Rise"
SL: One Billion Rising Campaign
Today, One Billion Rising in Second Life invites YOU to rise with ONE voice in an important Campaign of unity, courage, perseverance and love. Through the eye of your lens, we encourage you to capture the spirit of this cause, either through the perspective of one suffering at the hands of or rising/overcoming the suffering to live again. This distinction is significant to the purpose of this Campaign and together your voices with resound aloud with each image received as:
I Rise! Is the heart, soul and foundation of the mass call to action of the One Billion Rising Revolutionary Campaign, founded on February 14, 2012. To best understand the significance of this monumental show of solidarity, the description below is via the website:
"One Billion Rising is the biggest mass action to end violence against women (cisgender, transgender, and those who hold fluid identities that are subject to gender-based violence) in human history. (The reality that): 1 in 3 women across the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. That’s ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS. Every February, we rise – in countries across the world – to show our local communities and the world what one billion looks like and shine a light on the rampant impunity and injustice that survivors most often face. We rise through dance to express joy and community and celebrate the fact that we have not been defeated by this violence. We rise to show we are determined to create a new kind of consciousness – one where violence will be resisted until it is unthinkable."
This declaration inspires survivors, as well as supporters to Rise and we invite YOU to take a stand TODAY, in the SL: One Billion Rising Campaign. We implore you to visit the OBR website, as well as the curated Pinterest, linked below to inspire your image. We understand the sensitive nature of this Campaign and the impact these images may provoke. However, in perusing of the website, we’re certain you’ll be empowered by the images of celebration, the marches and most of all, the courage, love as well as staggering rally of humanity against injustice.