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One Billion Rising 2019, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

One Billion Rising 2019, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In this week’s Designing Worlds, we visited the wonderful 24 hour event that was One Billion Rising 2019.

DW392 – One Billion Rising in Second Life 2019 from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

On February 14, 2019, women and men in Second Life joined people across the world to Rise as a show of unity, individual strength, and the need for change. The event featured a four-region stage where 200 people could dance together, surrounded by an area of art installations and informational exhibits.

One Billion Rising 2019, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

One Billion Rising 2019, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

This year the One Billion Rising event continued last year’s theme – we RISE in Solidarity Against the Exploitation of Women in a world where governments and leaders seem to be increasingly anti-women. And we also had a special tribute to the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize laureates – Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad – for their work against sexual violence as a weapon of war.

One Billion Rising 2019, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

One Billion Rising 2019, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

As in previous years, we asked a variety of performers to play over the 24-hour period, which let people all over the world attend the event no matter their timezone. The regions had a General maturity rating to allow all residents an opportunity to participate.

This programme documents OBR in SL 2019 and includes interviews with leading contributors and co-creators.

One Billion Rising 2019, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

One Billion Rising 2019, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

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