|Release Date/Time:||February 9, 2016 10:15am|
On Friday, February 12, 2016, the NEVR (Network to Eliminate Violence in Relationships) committee will join with activists all around the world to host a One Billion Rising Revolution rally in Delta. The event will take place from 1pm to 3pm at the Firehall Centre for the Arts at 11489 84th Avenue in North Delta.
Organizer Dr. Balbir Gurm states, “the underreporting of domestic violence is a huge problem. We hope members of the community will join with us at this event to show support and spread the word that domestic violence is not okay. We hope this even can build a stronger community that will support victims of domestic violence and empower them to stand up and speak out”.
The One Billion Rising Campaign began as a call to action based on the staggering UN statistic that 1 in 3 women on the planet will be physically, sexually, emotionally, psychologically and/or financially abused during her lifetime. That is one billion women. One Billion Rising aims to make violence against women a global human issue not relegated to country or tribe or class or religion. One Billion Rising is the beginning of the new world where women and girls are free from violence. It is not a day, it is a REVOLUTION.
This year, survivors of violence will tell their personal stories about how violence has impacted their lives. Representatives from all levels of government and many others will be on hand to show their support and speak out against violence against women.
This is an open event and everyone is welcome to join in the festivities and be present among fellow citizens who are committed to taking a stand against violence against women. Light refreshments will be served after the event.
WHAT: One Billion Rising Revolution
WHERE: Firehall Centre for the Arts, 11489 84th Ave, Delta BC
WHEN: 1pm – 3pm on Friday, February 12, 2016
This event is being hosted by the following organizations: NEVR, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Delta Police, and the Corporation of Delta.
For more information, contact
Dr. Balbir Gurm, KPU at 604.599.2267