Campaign Calling For End Of Violence Against Women, Children Held In Manila

MANILA, Feb 15 (NNN-PNA) – Students from St. Scholastica’s College, Manila (SSC), participated in the global campaign, One Billion Rising, to call for an end to violence against women and children.

The programme was graced by Monique Wilson, global director of One Billion Rising, and Mae Paner, actress and activist.

With the theme “Raise the vibration, rise for revolution,” the 2020 campaign aims to unite everyone, to rise to free women from sexual, physical, political, economic, socio-cultural, racial, ideological, and climate crisis violence.

Sr. M. Christine Pinto, SSC President, highlighted that, schools for women and girls, like SSC may not be able to beat authoritarians in their game of dominance, power, and greed, but they can start and set different rules in the game of life and survival.

“This is the legacy we received from St. Benedict and St. Scholastica, and this is our contribution to rising, resisting gender-based violence, and establishing solidarity with women and girls, breaking the chain of inequality, discrimination, and oppression.”– NNN-PNA