One billion rising in Podgorica

14 Feb 2013

What: Organized by the Women's Safe House, with support from the EU Delegation to Montenegro, the Ministry for Human and Minority Rights and the UNDP Gender Programme, Podgorica will be connected in the same rhythm (Break the chain) and with the same message with thousands of dancing activists across the globe. Hundreds of citizens will be dancing on the main square in Podgorica in protest against family violence. In this way the capital of Montenegro will join the international campaign One billion rising which will - on the same day and at the same time - connect Podgorica, Brussels, Rome, Sarajevo, Berlin, Belgrade, Zagreb and another 200 cities in the world. Women's Section of the Education Union of Montenegro will participate in the event, as well as well-known representatives of the public and political life in the country. On February 13th Montenegrin MPs will dance in the Parliament and will come to support the campaign at the main event.

Where: Republic Square, Podgorica
When: Thursday, 14 February 2013 at 2pm


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MPs of the European Parliament will also request an end to violence against women in this way. They were joined by celebrities like Charlize Theron, Kerry Washington, Rosario Dawson, Thandie Newton, Yoko Ono, Jessica Alba, Anne Hathaway, Donna Karan, Jennifer Lawrence, Dylan McDermott, Robert Redford, Lily Tomlin, Rosie Huntington – Whitely, Zoe Kravitz.

The „One Billion Rising“ campaign 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. So, come, dance, stand up and demand an end to violence against women!

Contact Information

Ljiljana Raičević, Women's Safe House
Tel: +382 20 244 373, Mob: +382 69 013 321,
E-mail: ljiljanaraicevic@hotmail.com / shelter@t-com.me

Kaća Đuričković, UNDP Montenegro Gender Programme Manager
Tel: +382 20 234 577, Mob: +382 69 071 045,
E-mail: kaca.djurickovic@undp.org