Feb. 14 declared as ‘One Billion Rising’-A A +A
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
THE City Council of Cagayan de Oro has adopted a resolution declaring February 14, 2013 and every year after as “One Billion Rising” in Cagayan de Oro.
The resolution was authored by Vice Mayor Caesar Ian E. Acenas on the occasion of the 15th Anniversary of Gabriela Women’s Party.
Rhodora Bulosan, regional coordinator of Gabriela, informed Acenas that on Valentine’s Day, one billion women and those who love them will walk out, dance, rise up, and demand an end to poverty and violence.
“One Billion Rising is a promise that we will rise up with women and men worldwide to say ‘Enough! The violence ends now.” Bulosan said in her letter.
The Cagayan de Oro leg of the “One Billion Rising” event will be held in February 14, at 3 p.m. at Magsaysay Park.
Bulosan said she expects more than a thousand women to join millions of other women in the country in singing and dancing. (LCR)
Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on February 06, 2013.