Location: Bishop´s College, Address: 224 AJC Bose Road, Kolkata 700017
ONE BILLION RISING (OBR) is a campaign for every woman, every man, every person to speak up, defy, challenge and end any form of violence against women. On February 14th each year, we rise – in hundreds of countries across the world – to show our local communities and the world what one billion looks like and shine a light on the rampant impunity and injustice that survivors most often face.
ON 14 FEBRUARY THIS YEAR, WE ARE RISING IN SOLIDARITY AGAINST THE EXPLOITATION OF WOMEN
RISE! DISRUPT! CONNECT!
The OBR West Bengal Chapter along with different colleges and community groups is holding the OBR programmeat Bishop’s College grounds at 224 AJC Bose Road, Kolkata 700017 from 1.30 pm to 6pm.
We will be focusing on violence against women with an emphasis on economic exploitation on women.
The Programme includes various cultural and creative mediums like theater, music, song, dance, poetry and screening of Films/Documentaries to celebrate this year’s OBR.
1) Gaana Re-Write
Step 1: Be innovative and use your creativity without offending anyone and re-write popular versions of any Bollywood/ Tollywood (new or old) sexist song and rewrite the lyrics so that it celebrates women’s freedom and asserts gender equality. You can participate as an individual or as a group. The song must include Mukhada and one Antara atleast.
Step 2: Write and type your version of the song in Bangla, Devnagiri (Hindi) or Roman (English).
Step 3: Bring it with you on 14th February at OBR programme and perform it for us.
2) A Theatre Workshop at the venue on the theme of Economic Exploitation of Women conducted by Shriek of Silence.
3) Poster making competition on exploitation of women and violence against women ( materials will be provided on the day)
4) Face painting
We urge participation by all!!!! Come show your solidarity against violence and exploitation of women!!