PATRIR Film Night: One Billion Rising

Are you interested in peace-building, conflict transformation, social justice, or generally just making the world a better lace? Our film nights provide you with the opportunity to hear from experts in the field, watch exciting films that take you to the heart of the action, and ask any burning questions you might have. If you’re thinking about getting involved in the world of peace, our film nights give you the chance to learn how you can get involved; otherwise, it’s a great way to meet new people, learn new things and enjoy a few drinks!

Join us for the second film night of 2016, where there will be movies, discussion, debate and drinks! Entrance is FREE and drinks are cheap (around 5 lei each).

About 'One Billion Rising'

One Billion Rising is the biggest mass action to end violence against women in human history. The campaign, launched on Valentine’s Day 2012, began as a call to action based on the staggering statistic that 1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. With the world population at 7 billion, this adds up to more than ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS. On 14 February 2013, people across the world came together to express their outrage, strike, dance, and RISE in defiance of the injustices women suffer, demanding an end at last to violence against women. On 14 February 2014, One Billion Rising for Justice focused on the issue of justice for all survivors of gender violence, and highlighted the impunity that lives at the intersection of poverty, racism, war, the plunder of the environment, capitalism, imperialism, and patriarchy. For the third year of the campaign, One Billion Rising’s global coordinators chose the theme of “Revolution” as an escalation of the demand for justice, and to build upon the massive efforts of communities worldwide that also looked at the roots and causes of violence as part of their call for justice. On (or around) 14 February 2015, millions of activists in over 200 countries gathered to Rise for REVOLUTION, to change the paradigm, demand accountability, justice and systematic CHANGE. We are rising to show we are determined to create a new kind of consciousness – one where violence will be resisted until it is unthinkable. In 2016, the theme of Revolution continues with a call to focus on marginalised women and to bring national and international focus to their issues; to bring in new artistic energy; to amplify Revolution as a call for system change to end violence against women and girls; to call on people to rise for others, and not just for ourselves.

About the film night

Meeting, greeting, grabbing your drink

Introduction and films

A series of short films (5-15 minutes in length) will be shown, highlighting the various issues that women face worldwide. In addition, we will show you more about the One Billion Rising movement and let you know some of the things that you can do to get involved and make your voice heard!

Guest speaker and discussion

The evening’s guest speaker will be Alexandra Columban from Centrul de Acţiune pentru Egalitate şi Drepturile Omului/ Equality and Human Rights Action Centre – ACTEDO, a Cluj based NGO which promotes fundamental rights and gender equality. ACTEDO engages in advocacy, research and educational activities with the aim of raising awareness, increasing active participation and facilitating the access to justice of vulnerable groups. Alexandra is also Coordinator of Breaking the Silence on Sexual Violence, a national network of 20 NGOs active in the field of gender equality.