Dance against violence

End violence against women. Photo: European Parliament CC Flickr

End violence against women. Photo: European Parliament CC Flickr

The words of the American feminist Margaret Meads, are encouraging and worth to be repeated “Never doubt that a thoughtful group of responsible citizens can change the world. On the contrary, this is the only thing that has happened”. We are hoping for change when we see thousands of people demonstrating for women’s rights in India during several days. The brutal rape of a young woman on a bus in New Dehli was the last straw. The objective is change, change of legislation and change of attitudes – both of how women are seen, but it is also a call for moral courage to stop abuses and rapes that are being witnessed.

Today, women and men are dancing in places all over the world. A worldwide manifestation which is part of the campaign One Billion Rising, and which message is that “one billion women being violated is unforgiveable and an atrocity. One billion women – and men – dancing against that violence is a revolution.” It is a good initiative that inspires to change and that encourages us to continue fighting the violence against women.

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