DILIJAN, Armenia — UWC Dilijan students will help expand the international “One Billion Rising” revolution into Armenia – and help raise awareness of issues of equality and empowerment of women — during a campus-wide event on Saturday, February 18 at 3 p.m. Through art, dancing, singing, poetry recital the idea of One Billion Rising movement will be introduced to Armenia’s citizens. UWC Dilijan community will join United Ambassadors at Large for Global Integration, NGOs working in Armenia, international guests, and Dilijan Community Centre to promote the values and mission of UWC and help raise awareness of the violence against women worldwide.
According to reports 1 in 3 women across the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. That’s one billion women and girls. Every February, hundreds of countries across the world sponsor events to raise awareness in their local communities “and shine a light on the rampant impunity and injustice that survivors most often face.” This year, One Billion Rising Revolution is giving sharper focus and visibility to the exploitation of women, and to harnessing even stronger global solidarity to demand an end to violence in all forms and to end the causes of violence against women – poverty, racism, war, the plunder of the environment, capitalism, imperialism, and patriarchy.
The UWC Dilijan event will include readings of motivational speeches of many prominent and successful women aimed at inspiring the audience.