On February 14, 2013 – V-Day’s 15th anniversary – activists, writers, thinkers, workers, students, poets, dancers, parliamentarians, mayors, state representatives, celebrities, and women and men in 200 countries will come together to express their outrage, strike, dance, and RISE in defiance of the injustices women suffer, demanding an end at last to violence against women.
Tony award-winning playwright Eve Ensler V-Day is founder of the largest
day of mass action ever to stop violence against women and girls. 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.
We are rising at Rawson Square downtown 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 and 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 (Bahamas Artist Movement), getMusic Productions and Julien Believe.
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