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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  • Linda D.
    06/20/2020 23:32

    Anarchists communists

  • Guilens J.
    03/11/2020 18:21

    Jesus will return,

  • Mhamad A.
    02/03/2020 01:31


  • Carlos M.
    01/31/2020 15:15

    I've heard alot about this but I don't know what's it about, can anyone fill me in?

  • Jim R.
    01/31/2020 02:44

    Any man who doesn't offer words of support, encouragement, and an attempt at understanding this part of the problem.

  • Kalevi O.
    01/31/2020 00:10

    Pueden hacer toda protesta,pero si me disculpan parece una clase de Zumba o Yoga.

  • Ivelisse N.
    01/30/2020 03:19

    Que se vallan a cocinar es lo que tienen que hacer y alimentar a sus hijos 😄😄😄

  • Harly M.
    01/28/2020 02:05

    Really...? 🤦🏻‍♂️

  • Banchy D.
    01/27/2020 22:22

    escucha esa música hecha por las diosas

  • Saimil P.
    01/27/2020 16:37

    que no se pierda el ritmo😂

  • Yadiel E.
    01/26/2020 23:10


  • Edgar A.
    01/26/2020 18:38

    Jaja! And the killers? They are! Babies killer🤷‍♂️

  • Jose G.
    01/26/2020 02:55

    tus amigas las violadas

  • Raymond C.
    01/25/2020 22:41

    Ridiculas 😂

  • Adriana S.
    01/21/2020 19:55


  • Jessica O.
    01/19/2020 01:12


  • Wilson R.
    01/18/2020 23:46

    aquí te la tengo en diferente idiomas 😂😂

  • Odalys V.
    01/17/2020 21:16

    no puede ser 😂😂😂😂

  • Alanis O.
    01/17/2020 18:26


  • Alison H.
    01/17/2020 17:12

    Where’s the USA ?