Date: 13 February
Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Front Page
Shillong, Feb 13: Shillong will join social activists, writers, thinkers, celebrities, women and men across the world in a campaign called the ‘One Billion Rising’, in their appeal to stop violence against women and children on Thursday.
This will be the largest day of action in the history of Valentine’s Day, a global movement. On this day, North East Network (NEN) using arts and performing arts will raise a demand to end violence against women and children.
“We will strike, dance, and rise in defiance of the injustices women and children suffer and that we will not tolerate violence of any kind,” NEN said in a press statement here.
According to the State Crime Record Bureau, Meghalaya recorded an alarming rate of 236 crimes against women cases in 2012. The United Nation states that 1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. That is more than one billion women living on the planet today.
The evening, marked with myriad of expressions in the form of song, dance, chanting, traditional drum beats will raise a demand to end violence against women and children. Live Bands like Summersalt, 4th Element, Shyllong and many more will perform at this solidarity event.
The event will be held at Madan Iewrynghep at 4 pm.