Podgorica rises again and dances against violence against women!

 

Podgorica, 14 February 2014

For the second year in a row Montenegro joined global family in dancing against gender violence. Rainy weather did not stop couple of hundreds of citizens to gather at the main square of Podgorica and dance for ending violence against women on the event organised by the NGO Safe Women's House, a group of tireless, hard-working activists and UNDP Montenegro.

Representatives of numerous state institutions, NGOs, political parties, movements and international organisations took part at the performance, including the UN Resident Coordinator in Montenegro Rastislav Vrbensky and the head of the EU Delegation in the country Mitja Drobnič.

This global initiative 1 Billion Rising takes place in more than 200 countries worldwide. In Montenegro, representatives of the Government, EU Ambassador, UN Resident Coordinator and their colleagues, citizens and representatives of non-governmental organizations, businessmen, diplomats, politicians and students danced to the campaign anthem "Break the Chain".

The „One Billion Rising“ campaign, this year under official hashtag #Rise4Justice, is a global independent movement that aims to clearly raise voice against the violence against women and girls all over the world, because: one in three women in the world is raped or beaten in her lifetime, which makes the figure of one billion women who suffer violence. It's frightening. Violence is a broad social problem that is often silent. Violence against women takes place in various spheres of life and includes a variety of violations of social, civil, political, economic and cultural rights of women.

The aim of the campaign is that the whole world, Montenegro included, see our common strength and solidarity that knows no geographical boundaries.

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