Gabriela leads the “One Billion Rising” global event in the Philippines for the third time in a row on February 14, 2015 at the Bonifacio Shrine in Manila
Thousands of women and men gathered to participate in community dancing, cultural performances and speeches to demand the Aquino government’s accountability in crimes against women throughout the country.
The One Billion Rising event was started three years ago by “The Vigana Monologues” playwright Eve Ensler to call to the fact that an estimated one billion women worldwide are victims of sexual harrasment.
Gabriela and the Philippines has always organized one of the biggest such gatherings of 1 Billion Rising events in the world. This year, the event has been redubbed as 1 Billion Rising Revolution to ramp up the campaign’s calls. International stage actor and Gabriela member Monique Wilson leads the international campaign.