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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
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  • Madiha R.
    an hour

    I wishhh this could happen in Pakistan too..

  • Soosemea P.
    an hour

    Who run the world! Girls! 🤦‍♀️😥

  • Jose R.
    an hour

    New world order “socialism “

  • Demetri S.
    2 hours

    Well lots of accusations against those who didn't commit any of those crimes. Typical lefties. Of course they are also accusing other women of these crimes as well. And young children. and etc. How clueless. but hey, they can pat them selves on the back.

  • Stizmir S.
    2 hours

    El vialador eres tu!

  • प्रेम म.
    2 hours

    When we indians will do it

  • Markus R.
    3 hours

    Anti-violence protests that blanket “all police,” “all judges,” “all men” will only serve to divide, which, in turn, will lead to hate and further violence. I’d prefer a protest which includes that done to men and women by other men and women. My feeling is that highlighting one over the other will have unexpected consequences.

  • Nick R.
    3 hours

    >femicide >supports abortion >most abortion victims are female babies Hypocrites

  • Daryl R.
    3 hours

    Kill all the rapist

  • Tomas R.
    3 hours

    Why do feminists so often perform useless manifestations? This is pointless. Why would a “killer” or “rapist” care about a dance protest?!

  • Amanda B.
    3 hours

    As a middle-aged woman it made me cry & proud at the same time. I cried because these young women have been let down by society...equality has hardly moved on since great strides were made in the sixties, if anything, things appear to be worse for women now than twenty years ago... and now they are making themselves heard in such a powerful way...and that is also why I am so proud of them.

  • Shannon B.
    4 hours

    Yeah yeah all men are sexist evil rapist we get. Go burn your bra or something. You have equality yet you still victimize yourself more than anyone else with your constant complaining.

  • Dedric J.
    4 hours

    Who is the rapist

  • Dedric J.
    4 hours

    Why

  • Don S.
    4 hours

    Paid for by Democrats and George Soros 👿

  • Reshma P.
    5 hours

    Dear guys.... Don’t give any girl hopes of Marriage and Forever Love, when you know that you cannot fulfill it. Because : It Hurts when these hopes are scattered. Never play with her Feelings please. Just think about your sister before you do it Try to touch her heart, not her body. brings her home to introduce your parents, not to get her in your bedroom . steal her tears, not her virginity . Hold her when she is weak, instead of leaving her ALONE 🙂

  • Rhea B.
    5 hours

    Powerful message

  • Don S.
    5 hours

    ALWAYS NAZI OF LIFE HATE EVIL 👿

  • Stephanie G.
    6 hours

    👉🏽

  • Tauri C.
    6 hours

    This is amazing.