The Star (Nairobi)

14 February 2013

Kenya: Rise Up and Dance - Stop Violence Against Women

One in three women on the planet will be raped or beaten in her lifetime. This translates to one billion women being violated. Today as we mark Valentine's Day, one billion women worldwide will be rising to say no to the violence.

The organisers are inviting one billion women and those who love them to 'Walk Out, Dance, Rise Up and Demand' an end to this violence. One Billion Rising is expected to move the earth, activating women and men across every country. V-Day wants the world to see women's collective strength, numbers and solidarity across borders.

In Kenya, hundreds of women and men from diverse backgrounds will gather and dance in solidarity with women and girls who have experienced violence. It will be a space of celebration while at the same time questioning the culture of violence and other retrogressive cultural practices that violate women and girls including FGM.

Time and date: February 14, 12pm-3pm

Host: Naomi Mwaura

Location: Central Park in Nairobi

Directions: The park is located in an easily accessible part of the city bordered by three major streets: Uhuru Highway, Nyerere Avenue and Kenyatta Avenue. This park is located behind Nairobi Serena Hotel.

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