Strike – Rise – Dance on 14 February 2014 Federation Square Melbourne

Welcome to One Billion Rising - Melbourne

14 February 2015 | Let’s get ready to shake things up Melbourne!

Stay tuned for our meet ups – we will be flash mobbing all over town :)

Rise up Melbourne!! February 14 2015 will be the time to dance our protest :)

One Billion Rising is the brainchild of Eve Ensler, the author of The Vagina Monologues and founder of the V-Day, an annual day of action against violence towards women.

2013 & 2014 brought nearly 4,000 people to Melbourne’s Fed Square – dancing to a universal rhythm – calling on the community to rise up and say NO to the violence & exploitation experienced by 1 in 3 women around the world. We have danced for Justice and we have danced for Change.

In 2015 we will disrupt the flow of everyday life – we will shake up Saturday 14 of February and flash mob our way in to the hearts & minds of Melbourne – join us!

We will be gathering in the heart Melbourne to dance, drum and spark a revolution – of consciousness – changing community attitudes to violence towards and exploitation of women & girls AND inspiring action – for individuals & communities to rise up and say NO MORE: violence, abuse, exploitation, dis-empowerment, sexism or misogyny.


Our message has been embraced by Australia’s leaders across the community, political and entertainment sectors – they too support our efforts to remove the barriers to justice experienced by women all over Australia and indeed the world. Join us for an inspired experience of dance, performance and community empowerment! to RSVP.

Email: with any questions or to volunteer your support.


Please note: This entire event and this website have been organised by volunteers.

Global campaign website and Social Media links

>> One Billion Rising Melbourne on Facebook

>> Official One Billion Rising page

>> Twitter account @OBRMelbourne

Please be in touch if you would like to support us or if you have any questions:

In 2013 & 2014 Melbourne Rose!!

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(Photos and video by Philip Werner)

In 2014, we Rose for Justice with:

• The Hon Quentin Bryce AC CVO

• Natasha Stott Despoja AM

• Nicole de Silva

• Clare Hooper

• The Hon Mary Wooldridge MP

• Tasneem Chopra

• Alison Bell

• Hon Dannielle Greens MP

• Ms Colleen Hartland MLA

• Lieutenant General David Morrison

• Faustina Agolley

• Celia Pacquola

• Jeremy Meltzer

• Dr Cuong La

•Ayman Islam (Islamic Council of Victoria)

• Indarjeet Singh (White Ribbon Ambassador from Indian Community)


Listen to why our supporters are #Rising4Justice with us in 2014


Please watch this spine-chilling video to understand what One Billion Rising is all about.

Former Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, officially supported this campaign in 2013!

This is the official theme song for the protest.

Learn the moves for the official theme song! When we play “Break the chain” we will all attempt to bust these moves together :)

Why are you rising?

Email us your photo of why you’re rising and we’ll post it here :)

Some of our supporters:

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Help us pay Federation Square to stage One Billion Rising in Melbourne.

Who we are

  • Tamar Spatz (media contact)
  • Vanessa Born (DV Vic)
  • Tricia Malowney
  • Dinar Tyas
  • Arlene Berman
  • Christina Cox
  • Jessica Miranda (SE CASA)
  • Angelina Ladera (Gabriela Australia)
  • Amy Szczygielski
  • Philip Werner
  • Lucy Prinzi

  • All work is being done on a voluntary basis. All money collected will only be used to meet event costs.

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