In Activities, Event Highlights on March 20, 2014 at 3:26 pm
One Billion Rising at KIS
One Billion Rising!
On the 14 th February, staff and students of Kodaikanal International school joined together to celebrate V- Day. Coinciding with Valentine’s Day, V- Day has now been observed for the past 15 years. The mission is simple. It demands that violence against women and girls must end. Domestic violence, incest and rape go unaddressed and therefore unnamed, considered too personal to bring out into the open. Yet 1 in 3 women across the world faces or will face violence in her life time. Add to these statistics those of female foeticide and infanticide and the number of those affected becomes an incomprehensible figure.
In conjunction with its 15th anniversary on February 14th 2013, V-day launched the One Billion Rising Campaign. The concept of this campaign is this: if you take into account the statistic that 1 out of 3 women will experience violence in her lifetime, you are left with the staggering number that over ONE Billion women on this planet will be impacted by violence.