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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.

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12/02/2019 6:52 PMupdated: 12/02/2019 9:58 PM

287 comments

  • Albert B.
    03/03/2021 22:15

    powerful ✊😷💕

  • MD T.
    01/29/2021 09:32

    Stupidity on another level. This wohmans are truly blind or something. Cause they are literally using "you" and blaming every man ☹️ Wtf get a life. You guys support abortion and here you are singing a cringe song where you blaming us "killer"

  • Shahriar A.
    01/28/2021 23:14

    remember when I said this?

  • Kim J.
    01/17/2021 20:25

    😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂nonsense country

  • Houssam Z.
    12/29/2020 10:09

    s7abatk😂😂

  • Sabri S.
    07/13/2020 03:12

    Leo los comentarios muy buenos, y otros que dan tanto miedo como ir caminando sola por la calle de noche en cualquier parte del mundo 😣

  • Kayleigh T.
    07/07/2020 13:07

    Kati X Mia

  • Justin J.
    06/26/2020 11:56

    Go to school and work u terds

  • Gordon G.
    06/24/2020 17:43

    Stunning and brave!

  • Max M.
    06/24/2020 09:40

    Wow there's a lot of issues to unpack here lol

  • David M.
    06/23/2020 19:31

    Changing the world here. Very brave.

  • Kim J.
    06/23/2020 19:04

    Pretty sure it's the person that did it.

  • Mariella D.
    06/23/2020 18:12

    They shld protest in the Mid East. Cowards.

  • Mariella D.
    06/23/2020 18:12

    No wonder they all end up alone, childless ...

  • Damian H.
    06/23/2020 15:09

    One in the stunning two in the brave

  • George K.
    06/23/2020 12:57

    Blind accusations. Seems legit.

  • Fabio V.
    06/23/2020 12:44

    Cringe

  • Jacob G.
    06/23/2020 12:38

    Very ironic to wear blindfolds. Literally blind accusations and blind to real problems.

  • Marisa C.
    06/22/2020 12:13

    Mi é bastato guardare: c'e' ancora gente, donne che lottano. Non ammazzano nessuno ma la voce é forte. Grazie marissa

  • Ali A.
    06/20/2020 22:25

    What the hell is going on here ?????

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