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One Billion Rising in Belfast

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I am going to write in English now, the best I can. My Sardinian and Italian friends have only to scroll and find the text in Italian at the bottom of the page. I have to write in a more universal language, to reflect the language that we spoke yesterday, the sublime language of DANCE.


The organisation chose 2 significant locations in Belfast, as a background for the Flash Mob dance of One Billion Rising, the international event that aims to put together women and rise the conscience against domestic violence and abuse. The 14.02.2013, under the amused eyes of Stormont's politicians, and later under the lighted dome of Belfast City Hall we danced to break the chains of our fears, of our dependence, of our own minds.


I felt we were very privileged.

Historically: my mother 30 years ago could not, would not understand the need of such action. My generation has more freedom. We rose to say “no more abuse” and we will speak with not fears or taboos to ease the way for our daughters, the new generation that will benefit from our union and our battle.

I felt we were very privileged.

Geographically: Irish and Northern-Irish women are subject to the traditional interpretation of domestic life and roles, as a consequence of widespread religion beliefs. Tradition and custom are enemy of the suffering woman, indeed of every woman that dare to have an independent mind. The number of women that danced yesterday does not matter at all. We were there. So many more are silent, 'cause this is the mainstream culture. Doesn't matter, other sisters will know, will be touched, will benefit from our action.

I felt we were very privileged.

Technologically: the high and complex technology that brought us together is so widely available and so cheap that we just discount the importance of it in our daily life. The worldwide success of this event is surely due to the Internet, among the efforts and the sweats of many many organisations, international or local, that focused all of us on the importance of the message and our own responsibility to spread it.

All the people felt those privileges so they are using them in order to obtain the maximum possible result from this self-awareness.

What happened yesterday across the world was a political DANCE. We danced to say No more abuse on my body. No more rape. So many women understood. So many women came together, and we're ready to spread the message afresh. Today. Tomorrow.


wonna see our energy?


Raffaella Carta

Here a beautiful video of both DANCES






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