Rising for justice: Calling for an end to the culture of impunity surrounding violence against women and girls

On Friday, 14 February, hundreds of men, women, children, fathers and mothers, grandfathers and grandmothers rose in a dance protest demanding an end to all forms of violence against women and girls. The event was held outside Surry Hills Neighbourhood Centre on Crown Street in Surry Hills and was part of One Billion Rising - a global movement to end violence against women and girls. Justice begins when we speak, release, and acknowledge the truth in solidarity and community. ONE BILLION RISING FOR JUSTICE is an invitation to break free from confinement, obligation, shame, guilt, grief, pain, humiliation, rage, and bondage.

The campaign is a recognition that we cannot end violence against women without looking at the intersection of poverty, racism, war, the plunder of the environment, capitalism, imperialism, and patriarchy. Impunity lives at the heart of these interlocking forces.

It is a call for revolutionary justice.