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Centre calls for support

Dawn Gibson
Saturday, January 26, 2013

FIJI Women's Crisis Centre (FWCC) and Fiji Women's Rights Movement (FWRM) are encouraging all members of the public to become part of their Valentine's Day 'One Billion Rising' initiative on February 14 this year.

The event is a global one themed "RISE! STRIKE! DANCE!" in which people from around the world come together to show their support for women and girls who are victims of rape and violence the world over.

According to a statement released by the Emerging Leaders Forum Alumni (ELFA), "the unfortunate fact is that one in every three women on earth will be beaten or raped or subjected to violence in her lifetime".

The aim is to get as many people from Fiji to come together and join with others from across the globe and perform a flash mob to the song 'Break the Chain' in Suva city.

It has been reported by ELFA that the event is set to be held all around the world featuring actresses such as Rosario Dawson, Jane Fonda and Charlize Theron among many others.

The organisations are "encouraging not only women and girls, but every member of society that agrees to ending violence to come out and dance".

The statement revealed that the flash mob would be filmed for the popular video site Youtube with the participants being given T-shirts as part of enhancing visual impact.