Across the world, 1 in 3 women will be beaten or raped during her life. That is equal to over one billion women and girls. Starting February 14th through March 8th, the One Billion Rising campaigns take place in hundreds of countries across the world and within local communities to raise awareness.
Women for Change will be “rising” to shed light on these issues in Commons and GSU starting on Thursday, February 11th in GSU at 12:15 PM. As part of the campaign, we will be displaying a board with the One Billion Rising V-Day logo. We”ll have students help fill-in the logo with thumbprints to symbolize taking a stand against violence against women. The thumbprints represent the old “Rule of Thumb” tale. It was once lawful for a man to beat his wife as long as he used a stick no thicker than his thumb. We hope students passing my will leave their print and help to take a stand.
Other tabling days will be:
- February 14th 4:30-5:30 pm
- February 15th 12:00 pm
- Lastly, February 16th 12:15 pm
During these times we will be doing clothing drives for SACS (Sexual Assault Crisis Services). You can drop off men and women’s sweatpants and other clothing items. Also, if you can donate packaged underwear that would be awesome!