V-Day Annual Report 2016 - ONE BILLION RISING: RISE FOR REVOLUTION 1 - Page 18

YOUTH RISING Young adults and school children were at the forefront of the campaign in many communities. Thousands of youth around the world danced to the anthem “Break the Chain”, others created their own dances, poems and expressions of revolution calling out sexism, patriarchy and gender inequality, demanded access to education as a tool to overcome injustice in their homes and in society, and bravely spoke out about their experiences of domestic and sexual violence. Mothers, fathers and elders rose to raise non-violent sons. Somali Youth hosted a radical OBR event where they rose for their rights, determined to rebuild their country through service, education and peace. Other youth risings took place in Kabul, at the Promoting Women’s Center for Education and in Dhaka and La Paz, Mexico. Over 2000 young people rose at the Gender Mela in Miranda House in Delhi at the Tanzanian SEGA Girls School. In San Francisco, for young teens created a “We Are The Women” music video to address misogyny in the music industry. In the Gambia, Girls Agenda rose.