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


  • Muhammad H.
    03/25/2021 21:10

    I feel pity for the men who had these women as their daughters....

  • Alex M.
    03/25/2021 20:55

    Ye r*ndi chup 😆😂

  • Kazim A.
    03/19/2021 11:42

    Meanwhile Pak feminist 'lo sahi se bethh gai' 🤣

  • Giuseppe L.
    03/13/2021 09:19

    Se non sbaglio.... Manca l'Italia.....

  • Ibrahim L.
    03/05/2021 10:57

    Nice exercise

  • Allan V.
    02/04/2021 16:05


  • Марь И.
    12/17/2020 16:44

    Все есть в ЛИСИСТРАТЕ. Не суйте голову в петлю под названием супружество, рождение нескольких дюжин детей и будет вам благо. Самодостаточной даме (даже при наличии стиральной машины) чуждые носки не нужны.

  • Thiri S.
    12/11/2020 12:58


  • Admire S.
    12/09/2020 13:04

    Their approach is biased... Meant for feminist where maleist movements have you heard... That is why there are less popular

  • Sayem S.
    12/07/2020 10:44

  • Elie M.
    12/07/2020 05:01


  • Kevin Y.
    11/17/2020 15:31

    Wtf is this💀💀

  • William M.
    11/15/2020 12:39

    Oh really. Rapists and murderers are we ? Might tell my daughter you called both her father and her husband that. I won't though. Because she would probably stab you for it. I don't want her in trouble for pack of ringless cows.

  • Venkataraman S.
    11/08/2020 14:43

    Wow so true to this women judge police army protecting rapist bishops making ur parents poor so u earn selling body not only that they open University has men student agents who drug bring women into prostitution it's gang one after one they date drug rape women next break up so goes to next gang members so end up with rapist corporate parents neighborhood need unity to demand tax less own home free online education for women until parent care than husband children for life time women must choose good character bold to resist dating

  • Illy H.
    11/05/2020 19:40

    I’m not going to sugar coat it. Life has been hard as a woman. Bravo to all those who stand together.🤍

  • Ni N.
    11/03/2020 13:43


  • Kori C.
    11/02/2020 20:14

    I am with You 💕

  • Remi S.
    11/02/2020 08:33

    "If your eye causes you to stumble, pluck it out and throw it from you."

  • Fawn B.
    11/01/2020 20:13

    This empowers me

  • Hiba G.
    11/01/2020 20:07

    3aaad fhmt 😂

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