Protesting Gender Violence Around the World Through Song

"The rapist is you." From South America to Europe, thousands of blindfolded women chant this feminist song from Chile. ✊

Dismantling rape culture through musical harmony

Rape can leave a devastating impact that spans decades, even generations. It destroys bodies and minds and puts peace in jeopardy. When left unpunished or trivialized, it can create a pervasive culture where sexual violence is normalized, women and girls are undervalued, and entire communities and nations are left fractured. Many still fail to name or challenge the rape culture that surrounds us. Through words, actions and inactions; discriminatory laws or leniency towards perpetrators; through the media that is consumed, jokes laughed at, and attitudes that go unquestioned, become part of a culture that allows rape to continue.

Women in countries like Chile, Mexico, Spain, Sudan, Turkey, Colombia and France, all joined together in solidarity to sing in protest against violence against their communities. “Patriarchy is a judge that judges us for being born. And our punishment is the violence that you see. It’s femicide. Impunity for my murderer. It’s disappearance. It’s rape. They kill us. They rape us. They rob us. They exploit us. My body’s not to be touched. With clothes, without clothes, my body’s not to be touched. She reported him and she was killed. We’re not all here. The murdered women are missing. Why is it that they silence my people? On your knees, patriarchy!”

Although in recent years, the voices of activists and survivors through movements such as #MeToo, #TimesUp, #Niunamenos, #NotOneMore, #BalanceTonPorc, have reached an upsurge that cannot be silenced or ignored, violence against women and girls continues in every country. One in three women are impacted by this violence; 15 million adolescent girls worldwide have experienced forced sex according to UN Women. Across the world and in different contexts, women and girls universally experience rape, sexual violence, and abuse. From university campuses to armed conflicts, their voices and stories have reached a climax that can no longer be ignored or silenced.


12/02/2019 6:52 PMupdated: 12/02/2019 9:58 PM
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  • Inês M.
    5 days

    Wow. Powerful

  • Ali N.
    02/01/2020 09:35

    U only deserve 😂😂😂🤣🤣

  • Karthik M.
    01/28/2020 19:04

    Who are you chanting against though..more than half of the men dont know what tf is happening anyway

  • Terri H.
    01/28/2020 06:08

    Can someone explain what this is about please

  • Patrick F.
    01/27/2020 05:03

    Amazingly strong, keep going, I am with you against any violence done to the women 💖

  • Faith B.
    01/25/2020 20:44

    Wow awesome. What a great example of how to protest peacefully and be heard. The citizens of the world should unite as one to fight for each other and our planet. It is not just about them or us, it is about taking care of one another. ❤️❤️❤️

  • Cherrie G.
    01/21/2020 20:45

    Go women warriors. Go for all women young and old!!!!

  • Marianne S.
    01/16/2020 22:51

    Girl power. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻💞

  • Jakub T.
    01/16/2020 09:31

    Stupid feminists

  • Swastika D.
    01/13/2020 04:42

    One took place in Kolkata too. I'm surprised they didn’t include it’s clips in this video.

  • Waseefa T.
    01/11/2020 21:02

    And some rapist are giving haha react in the posts and comments

  • Waseefa T.
    01/11/2020 20:51

    And some rapist are giving haha react in the posts and comments

  • Nb A.
    01/11/2020 20:17

    street dance party 🤷‍♀

  • Laila R.
    01/11/2020 13:17

    From Bangladesh :

  • Ankur A.
    01/11/2020 07:37

    Indian women needs to see this badly

  • Leesa R.
    01/11/2020 00:29

    Wow! Powerful. Bought me tears ❤❤

  • Andrzej O.
    01/09/2020 12:15


  • FarZana A.
    01/09/2020 05:32 This year this movement happened in Bangladesh as well after a recent Rape Incident.

  • Dima A.
    01/08/2020 21:59

    We need this in Syria thats soo great respectful sooo powerful Rape is violence

  • Towhid A.
    01/08/2020 13:15

    Shayer Noor see..