ONE BILLION RISING ATLANTA-Part of a WORLDWIDE CAMPAIGN
The campaign began as a call to action based on the UN statistic that one out of three women on the planet will be beaten or raped in her lifetime. With the world population at over six billion, this adds up to more than a billion women and girls.
One Billion Rising Atlanta’s intent is to end the sexual and gender based violence and inequities that disproportionately effect women and girls. We focus on building, supporting, and amplifying the work of Atlanta based collaborative relationships that produce local to global actions that make a positive difference.
In 2013, One Billion women and men shook the earth through dance to end violence.
In 2014, activists in 200 countries rose for justice for all survivors of gender violence.
In 2015, thousands rose to Revolution.
In 2016, we disrupted.
Join us in 2017!
COME RISE WITH US
Allison Gars is the go to director of One Billion Rising Atlanta. This total volunteer organization of 20-30 volunteers whose purpose is to gather from December to March with those working to end violence against women and girls and highlight their work locally and globally. This year we have organized a series of events to raise awareness that includes Flashmobs, showing film GIRL RISING, fundraisers and two theater performances-Vagina Monologues Feb.18th and the first ever performance of MANologues, Feb 17th 18th and 19th ……