MEPS JOIN EVE ENSLER AND DANCE TO END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS
When: Tuesday 29 January 2013
What and where: 9.30 am - Press conference at the European Parliament Press Room, and 12.30 pm - Preview of the ONE BILLION RISING dance by MEPs at the Espace Simone Veil (the "Esplanade" between the European Parliament and Place Luxembourg)
Who: Eve Ensler and Members of the European Parliament who performed “The Vagina Monologues” on 6 March 2012 will take part in the press conference: Franziska BRANTNER, Isabelle DURANT, Marielle GALLO, Ana GOMES, Kartika LIOTARD, Ulrike LUNACEK, Sirpa PIETIKÄINEN, Renate WEBER and Cecilia WIKSTRÖM.
Many more MEPs and European Commission officials will join the dance at 12:30pm
Two weeks away from the global day of action One Billion Rising, nine Members of the European Parliament who performed “The Vagina Monologues,” will be joined in Brussels by Eve Ensler, playwright and founder/artistic director of V-Day, at a press conference hosted by Isabelle Durant, Vice President of the European Parliament.
The MEPs will take stock of political progress made since their call to action in March 2012 and call for an end to violence against women and girls in Europe and around the world.
On this occasion, they will call on decision makers and the general public to join them in the “ONE BILLION RISING” campaign and to STRIKE, DANCE and RISE on Valentine’s Day, 14 February 2013, and to demand an end to violence against women and girls.
They will share their plans for 14 February, and how they will be part of this show of women’s collective strength, numbers, and solidarity across borders.
At lunchtime, more MEPs, male and female, will join them at the Esplanade (Espace Simone Veil) to show how they will dance, together with at least 1 billion women and men around the world, on 14 February.
The dance will be video recorded and shared all over the world.