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One Billion Rising Campaign's 6th anniv observed in Connaught

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The sixth anniversary of 'One Billion Rising Campaign' was observed in Delhi's Connaught Place area, with scores of people pledging to fight violence against women and girls.

Several activities like dance, music and theatre were organised at the Central Park of Connaught Place where women, men and children participated in the call given by civil society oganisations for justice and equality.

A statement by OBR Campaign stated that Regional Coordinator Kamla Bhasin, set the tone for the event saying, "We all need to rise to the occasion and rise until violence stops, patriarchy disappears, the values of our Constitutions become a reality because this war against gender-based violence is no longer just a women or girls issue."

According to the OBR Campaign, on its sixth anniversary, similar activities were organised in many part of today.

On the significance of the OBR Campaign, an activist from Azad Foundation, said having performed street plays in settlements and communities, it is clear that art and activism can be brought together to raise awareness and consciousness and help "survivors heal and make them feel emotionally cared for".

Participant organisation included Azad Foundation, Jagori, Manas, Breakthrough, (CFAR), Joint Women Programme, Asmita Theatre, Srijanathmak Manushi Sansthan (SMS) and others.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, February 11 2018. 20:25 IST
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