[xml][/xml]
The Bahamas Weekly Facebook The Bahamas Weekly Twitter
News : International Last Updated: May 7, 2015 - 7:57:38 AM


Bahamas to participateTODAY in "One Billion Rising" campaign against violence on women
By The Bahamas Weekly News Team
Feb 14, 2013 - 11:13:34 AM

Email this article
 Mobile friendly page

1br-logo-web.png

The Bahamas will join with activists around the world for ONE BILLION RISING, the largest day of action in the history of V-Day, the global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. The gathering will take place at Rawson Square, Bay St, downtown Nassau.

ONE BILLION RISING began as a call to action based on the staggering statistic that 1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. With the world population at 7 billion, this adds up to more than ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS. On February 14, 2013, V-Day’s 15th anniversary, Nassau, Bahamas will join activists, writers, thinkers, celebrities, and women and men across the world as we express their outrage, demand change, strike, dance, and RISE in defiance of the injustices women suffer, demanding an end at last to violence against women.

“When we started V-Day 14 years ago, we had the outrageous idea that we could end violence against women,” said Ensler. “Now, we are both stunned and thrilled to see that this global action is truly escalating and gaining force, with union workers, parliament members, celebrities, and women of all backgrounds coming forward to join the campaign. When we come together on February 14, 2013 to demand an end to violence against women and girls it will be a truly global voice that will rise up.” 

BAHAMAS: We are rising in support of implementing a much needed Sexual Offences Court in our country. This would cut down on the long periods of time between when a charge is made an a trial begins. On December 7, 2012 members of the Crisis Centre met with the Prime Minister to present this concern and were given a positive indication that it can be accomplished. 

We would like to ensure that the Bahamian public is aware and continue to lend support to this and other important issues that affect the country at large.

Bahamas Against Sexual Violence & Child Abuse (BASV&CA) is a community of concerned citizen that have committed to promoting the activities of institutions like the Crisis Center, while lobbying for stricter penalties to be implemented and enforced upon predators.

The Crisis Centre is a non-profit ideologically independent organization primarily pledged to respond to the needs of all vicitms of sexual, physical and psychological abuse. The Centre also advocates for legislative and societal protection of survivors and raises public consciousness through education and information.

Other participating groups and organizations include BAM, getMusic Productions and Julien Believe.

Bahamas FB EVENT PAGE

BASV&CA Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/107775171723

Crisis Centre Website: http://www.bahamascrisiscentre.org

BASV&CA Cause: http://www.causes.com/causes/295992-bahamas-against-sexual-violence-child-abuse



obr_logo-web_1.jpg


Bookmark and Share




© Copyright 2013 by thebahamasweekly.com

Top of Page

Receive our Top Stories



Preview | Powered by CommandBlast

International
Latest Headlines
December 7th is International Civil Aviation Day 2016
NASA Announces First Geostationary Vegetation, Atmospheric Carbon Mission
Caribbean Export celebrates regional exporting excellence
New Television Show Guides Viewers Through the Unseen Parts of the Caribbean
Rahming hosts CARICOM Caucus meeting in New York
Rahming joins in Tributes to Late Venezuela Envoy
Interest Building for 2017 Caribbean Travel Marketplace
OAS donates $25,000 towards Bahamas hurricane recovery
PAHO urges stepping up nine measures to end AIDS by 2030
ILO releases new guide to promote diversity and inclusion at the workplace
Bahamas Ambassador signs Fidel Castro book of condolences
St. Lucia PM Welcomes Prince Harry and Sends Climate Change Message
CRFM and FAO plan fisheries data reform for the Caribbean
Commonwealth commits action to end violence against women
Prince Harry launches dedications to The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy during official visit to the Caribbean
Rahming hosts CARICOM Caucus Meeting
Bahamas and Brunei Establish Diplomatic Relations
Uruguay first to ratify Inter-American Convention on Protection of Human Rights of Older Persons
Regional & International Finance and Media Leaders Join Forces to Launch Major New Infrastructure Forum for the Caribbean
Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association Announces Comprehensive Approach to 'People Development'
BTVI further explores opportunities with Canadian college
Bahamian participants of Obama's Young Leaders call on Consul General Zonicle
OAS Electoral Mission in Haiti Completes Deployment Ahead of Sunday´s Elections
Ambassador Newry attends 70th anniversary of the Fulbright Program
Handbags Made with a Social Conscience
OAS Secretary General Congratulates Colombia on a Decisive Step toward an Inclusive Peace Agreement
Bahamas Chairs CICAD 60th Regular Session
NASA Set to Launch New Fleet of Hurricane-Tracking Small Satellites
Social enterprise founder is named Commonwealth Youth Worker of the Year
Haiti begins vaccination campaign against cholera in areas most affected by Hurricane Matthew
Rahming hosts CARICOM Caucus Meeting
2016 Caribbean Tourism Month Message from the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association
Design Caribbean to Pop-Up in Camden London
Bahamas Press Club member of ACP Press Clubs Federation
OAS Secretary General Urges Government Partnerships in Drug Trafficking Fight
PM Christie Welcomes OAS' CICAD to The Bahamas for Important Sessions
IRENA Welcomes Paris Agreement as Strong Enabler for Renewable Energy Action
Minister Fitzgerald Interacts With Students at “Meet and Greet” Reception at Bahamas Embassy In D.C.
Minister Fitzgerald Convenes Bahamas-US High-Level Science, Technology And Innovation Meeting In Washington, D.C.
Farquharsons Visits Embassy of The Bahamas