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

Welcome to One Billion Rising - Melbourne

14 February 2014 | Federation Square

{meet at 5:45pm for a 6:00pm start}


Rise up Melbourne!! February 14 2014 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 brought over 2,000 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.

In 2014 we will dance for Justice – we are bringing the community together to say ENOUGH – it has to change – women deserve better outcomes – they deserve to feel safe and empowered.

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 evening of dance, performance and community empowerment!

RSVP on the official One Billion Rising website:


Till then, please support our mission to hold the event at Federation Square by making a donation (small or large) using the “Donate” button to the right. Costs associated with the event this year totaled $4,674. Our goal is to make small but significant changes to the event, bringing our fundraising goal to $6,000 for 2014.


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 Melbourne Rose!!

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(Photos and video by Philip Werner)

In 2014, we will be Rising 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 Green 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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