Human Rights Online Philippines

Global campaign targeting violence against women
February 05, 2013

one-billion-logo-square-640x550The US-based One Billion Rising campaign is calling for 1 billion women and men around the world to raise awareness of violence against women by walking out and dancing on the streets on Feb. 14, said the Garden of Hope Foundation, which is heading the campaign in Taiwan.

Janelle Chung (鍾曉慧), a Singaporean who is in Taiwan for a 63-day cycling tour around the nation to celebrate her 30th birthday, said she hopes to recruit at least 1,000 Taiwanese to join the movement.

Chung said that before coming to Taiwan she read about the internationally reported case of an Indian woman who died following a gang rape in New Delhi, prompting her to join the foundation’s initiative.

She also hoped that people will buy the foundation’s Hakka flower-pattern headscarf, the proceeds of which will be donated to female victims…

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