ONE BILLION RISING

  • CJ Show: Actor Aamir Khan's message on One Billion Rising movement February 9, 2014

    Watch Actor Aamir Khan as he speaks on the upcoming One Billion Rising campaign and why is it important for Indian men to participate in it. ...
  • Aamir Khan joins the One Billion Rising movement, urges men to change February 4, 2014

    New Delhi: One 14 February 2013, people across 193 countries danced, sang and rose to end violence against women. The movement, aptly named One Billion Rising will take place this year as well with people from all over the world will rise to stop atrocities against women. This...
  • Kerala girl who thrashed men for verbal abuse faces court case February 20, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: A college girl who hit the headlines by kicking and punching molesters recently has landed in trouble with the city police registering a case against her based on a local court order. The courage shown by Amrita, a final year degree student of a city college, has been widely applauded...
  • I was abused as a teenager: Thandie Newton February 16, 2013

    Los Angeles: Actress Thandie Newton has revealed that she was abused by a director during the early stages of her acting career. The 'Impossible II' star, now 40, has spoken out as part of an international campaign to end violence against women, One Billion Rising. Newton says she is still...
  • Films have an influence on society: Farhan Akhtar February 16, 2013

    Mumbai: Filmmaker and actor Farhan Akhtar admits films influence the general public, but says more than the sleazy item songs, what impacts is the way the hero romances his onscreen love interest. "I do believe that films do have an influence. More than the item songs phenomenon, it is in the...
  • World View: Will the next Pope be from Africa? February 15, 2013

    Pope Benedict stunned the Roman Catholic Church including his closest advisers on Monday when he announced he would stand down in the first papal abdication in 700 years. ...
  • One Billion Rising: Country unites for women's equality February 15, 2013

    On Valentine's day women and men poured into the streets in various parts of the country to fight crime against women as part of the 'One Billion Rising' campaign. The campaign's aim was to highlight the abuse of women and children from across the world and demand equality and...
  • Strike, dance and rise: Watch the 'One Billion Rising' anthem February 15, 2013

    'One Billion Rising' is an online campaign spearheaded by change.org. On this Valentine's Day, Women took a pledge and showed support for crime against women by taking part in marches happening all over the world or by simply dancing. ...
  • The women's movement struggles will be kept alive through protest politics: Suneeta Dhar February 15, 2013

    How to sustain the momentum of the One Billion Rising movement? Jagori's secretary and Director Suneeta Dhar shared her perspective on this matter with IBNLive readers. Q. I was out there in Delhi yesterday but somehow had a feeling that many people were using the event for fun, frolic (like a...
  • Face the Nation: 'One Billion Rising' against sexual violence February 14, 2013

    Millions in India and across the world kicked off the 'One Billion Rising' campaign, pledging to fight violence against women. ...
  • One Billion Rising: Women dance, sing to protest sexual violence February 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Crossing their arms, shuffling their feet and singing "Wake up Delhi! End violence against women!", hundreds of people took part in flash mobs across Delhi to mark the global 'One Billion Rising' campaign on Thursday. The young men and women on Valentine's Day gave a collective performance near...
  • Men are insecure on how to manage the new independent woman: Author Madhuri Banerjee February 14, 2013

    Is breaking stereotypes the way forward for today's women? Author Madhuri Banerjee joined IBNLive readers shared her perspective on this matter with IBNLive readers. Q. The modern day has always given women an equal opportunity. Yes they are very insecure in this men dominant world.Where do you think the barrier exists?...
  • One Billion Rising: Anoushka Shankar shows her support February 14, 2013

    One Billion Rising is an online campaign spearheaded by change.org. This Valentine's Day, make a pledge and show your support for crime against women by taking part in marches happening all over the country and the world or by simply dancing! ...
  • We need to change laws related to sexual assault: Meenakshi Ganguly of Human Rights Watch February 14, 2013

    Meenakshi Ganguly, director of Human Rights Watch on joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on how intrinsically inalienable is the issue of women's rights to the global human rights movement. Q. Hello Mam, Please let us know how far religion plays a role in safeguarding the human rights of women? Is...
  • One Billion Rising: Aruna Roy talks about bringing a change in attitude towards women February 14, 2013

    Social activist Aruna Roy, who is trying to do her bit to support the 'One Billion Rising' campaign in Jaipur, talks about bringing a change in context of all the violence that has been happening across the country against women. ...
  • One Billion Rising: Women demand an end to violence February 14, 2013

    Across 193 countries, one billion people will dance and rise to end violence against women. We bring you live updates from New Delhi event and also from all that is happening across India. In the national capital, a march is scheduled at the Parliament Street at 5 PM. The movement...
  • FTN: Child sex abuse more widespread than we realise? February 14, 2013

    Anoushka Shankar, daughter of legendary sitarist Ravi Shankar, on Wednesday said she was a victim of sexual abuse as a child, at the hands of a man her parents trusted implicitly. Sagarika Ghose discusses with a panel of experts whether child sex abuse is more widespread than we realise. Below is...
  • This Valentine's Day, many join One Billion Rising campaign February 14, 2013

    New Delhi: This Valentine's day millions of people across the world will be part of a global campaign 'One Billion Rising' to fight crimes against women. Many celebrities too have joined this campaign and leading the charge is Anoushka Shankar with a personal story of abuse. Legendary sitar maestro Ravi...
  • FTN: Is child sex abuse more widespread than we realise? February 13, 2013

    Anoushka Shankar, daughter of legendary sitarist Ravi Shankar, on Wednesday said she was a victim of sexual abuse as a child, at the hands of a man her parents trusted implicitly. ...
  • 'One Billion Rising' campaign tomorrow February 13, 2013

    New Delhi: People from all walks of life will come together in the capital on Thursday to participate in cultural events as part of the 'One Billion Rising' global campaign, making the demand to end violence against women and children. Women organisations, elected representatives, legal luminaries, actors, artists, NGOs and academic...
  • Raise your voice, speak out against sexual violence February 13, 2013

    New Delhi: One in every three women on the planet will be victims of sexual violence or gender discrimination in their lifetimes. Amnesty India wants Indian women to raise their voices and speak out against sexual violence. The number 09243723939 can be dialed from any part of the country to...
  • One Billion Rising is the first women's rights movement on a global scale: Dr Mohini Giri February 13, 2013

    Former chairperson of National Commission for Women Dr Mohini Giri joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on whether the One Billion Rising is the first women's rights movement on a global scale. Q. Is One Billion Rising the first women's rights movement on a global scale? Asked by: Heena ...
  • Mass movement is the need of the hour to put an end to violence against women: Binalakshmi Nepram February 13, 2013

    What's the need for Indian women to align with women's rights movements across the world? Civil rights activist Binalakshmi Nepram shared her perspective on this matter with IBNLive readers. Q. What's the need for Indian women to align with women's rights movements across the world? Asked by: Anuj ...
  • Anoushka Shankar reveals she was sexually abused February 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Anoushka Shankar, daughter of legendary sitarist Ravi Shankar, has thrown her weight behind an online campaign demanding an end to crime against women, in the wake of the Delhi gangrape. The 31yearold sitarist has invited one billion women and those who love them, via the website Change.org, to...
  • 'One Billion Rising' is a giant step towards a world where women are treated equally: Shireen Vakil Miller February 12, 2013

    Save the Children's advocacy and policy director Shireen Vakil Miller joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on what the world expects from the One Billion Rising movement. Q. What change do you think that "One billion Rising movement" could bring? According to me it will be just...
  • Mass movement by women will succeed when we are seen as a vote bank: Kiran Bedi February 12, 2013

    Can movement by a billion people put an end to violence against women? Will their voices reach the policy drafters, lawkeepers and decision makers? Social activist and former IPS officer Kiran Bedi joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. Will the voices reach...
  • 1 Billion Rising: End to violence against women February 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Renowned author and American playwright Eve Ensler has called for a billion people across the globe to join together to end violence against women this Valentine's Day in 194 countries. Leading a billion voices across the globe, Ensler, who is best known for her play 'The Vagina Monologues',...