ADDIS ABABA – SCHOOL FOR WOMEN’s RIGHTS
ROME, Italy, February 15, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ – A “flashmob” in the courtyard of the Istituto Galileo Galilei in Addis Ababa to promote all too often violated women’s rights. The event was organized in the Ethiopian capital within the context of the “One Billion Rising” project, a day of worldwide mobilisation against violence to women. Over 200 students interrupted their lessons and danced to the beat of the music, symbolically joining the activists — women and men — demonstrating across five continents to make the point that “One billion women violated is an atrocity. One billion women dancing is a revolution”.
The “One Billion Rising” campaign
According to statistical estimates, one in three women around the world is beaten or raped in the course of her lifetime. Italian Development Cooperation workers in Ethiopia and staff of the Italian Cultural Institute in Addis Ababa — with the support of the Embassy of Italy in Ethiopia, the Italian Circolo Juventus and the Inter-African Committee (IAC) — have joined their voices to those of activists, intellectuals and artists around the world who have demonstrated their dissent toward the injustice and violence suffered by women and pledged to work toward change.
Italy – Ministry of Foreign Affairs