One Billion Rising For Justice: Aklan Province

Province of Aklan: On February 14, 2014, at 2:00 PM, the Province of Aklan will join with activists around the world for ONE BILLION RISING FOR JUSTICE. The campaign is a recognition that violence against women cannot end without looking at the intersection of poverty, racism, war, the plunder of the environment, capitalism, imperialism, and patriarchy. Impunity lives at the heart of these interlocking forces.

Street dancing will commence at the Kalibo Pastrana Park at 2 o’clock in the afternoon and end with a short program on Violence Against Women and Children, songs of support for women and messages of Justice served in Aklan at Goding Ramos Park.

This global campaign will be participated by the different National Government Agencies (DAR, DOLE, Civil Service Commission, National Statistics Office, Philippine National Police and the Department of Education), the Office of the Congressman of the Lone District of Aklan, LGU Kalibo and Malinao, Non-Government Organizations, specifically the Men Opposed to Violence Everywhere – Aklan Chapter, and spearheaded by the Aklan Gender and Development Commission under the Provincial Governor- Governor Florencio T. Miraflores.