One Billion Rising (OBR) 2019

Eva Michálková

2/20/2019

One Billion Rising (OBR) 2019

This February we danced for violence against women

One Billion Rising (OBR) was held this year on Valentine’s Day, 14.2, in Palackého Náměstí. OBR was founded in 2012 by Eve Ensler. It is the biggest mass action to end violence against women in history. The "billion" refers to the UN statistic that 1 in 3 women will be raped or beaten in her lifetime. OBR is held in countries around the world on Valentine’s Day, where women dance to choreography (by Debbie Allen) to signal feminist solidarity.

OBR Prague was organized by Gail Whitmore and the dance was led by one of our interns, Katie Park. See her YouTube talking head regarding the event here.