Women unite across world in gender violence protest

There wasn't a big rally in the U.S. — but across the world, thousands protested in solidarity against gender violence.

Dismantling rape culture around the world

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.


11/26/2019 9:58 PM
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  • Ali N.
    02/01/2020 09:35

    U only deserve 😂😂😂🤣🤣

  • Marianne S.
    01/16/2020 22:51

    Girl power. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻💞

  • 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 :

  • Tasfique H.
    01/10/2020 00:04

    Wait muslim going to come here with their dress code. Hahahaha

  • 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..

  • Laila T.
    01/07/2020 18:25

    From Bangladesh

  • Mitali D.
    01/07/2020 15:54

    And this is protest against rape happening in Bangladesh

  • Kawsik A.
    01/07/2020 07:08

    U have to STOP "naughty America" & "brazzers" first it might be reduce rap in there

  • Loraine C.
    01/06/2020 17:05

    Me encanta !!!!

  • Abhinav R.
    01/04/2020 16:13

    When u haven't any job.and u think all the time what to do,then suddenly u remember u have to do some fun

  • Jacob H.
    01/03/2020 14:09

    They should have the 'Cops' theme song playing in the background. It would be powerful and entertaining

  • Robert W.
    12/31/2019 21:46

    Meanwhile female school staff are raping young boys and only being given slaps on the wrist.

  • Ritta K.
    12/31/2019 20:24

    They say it doesn't matter where they are or how they dress, sorry but if you walk around half naked, you are asking for it