Rise Against Rape Culture: Silent Protest in Solidarity with Women's Struggle in India

A woman in Delhi was brutally raped and beaten ON A BUS. The woman has just died as a result of her injuries. There is a lot to this story so do check out the links below.

Saturday 12th Jan, 1pm @ Aotea Square, Auckland CBD

Today the world finally learns of her name - RIP Jyoti Singh Pandey.

In light of her story as well as the many unnamed unsung women victims
there, here and worldwide, a group of young Asian women with the support
of Shakti, are organising a silent protest to mourn in solidarity and
extend aroha and support to those still in grief and disbelief over this injustice.

Why a silent protest? Because words cannot express the pain and rage we
have been carrying in our hearts since the loss of our sisters.
Our mana has been broken!

Immigrant women of colour and young people in Aotearoa New Zealand seek
the tautoko of all members of New Zealand society, from all walks of
life, to join us for a silent protest in honour of the women victims and
their families. Join us as we rise against rape culture and
collectively build hope and strength.

In respect of Indian
custom, wear something white as a colour for mourning. Black scarves
will be distributed at the event for people to wear as masks symbolising
our "silence". You may bring posters and placards to "speak". Silent
protest will go for 30 minutes, after which speakers from the community
will be invited to share a few words.

When: Saturday 12 January 2012
Where: Aotea Square
What: Gather from 1pm
ALL WELCOME

This event is graciously supported by SHAKTI (http://shakti.org.nz/)

Informative links:

http://www.3news.co.nz/Group-protests-violence-after-India-rape/tabid/423/articleID/282139/Default.aspx

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/indian-rape-victim-has-brain-damage-lung-infection-doctors-struggle-to-save-her-life/2012/12/28/cf4ad07c-50b4-11e2-835b-02f92c0daa43_story.html

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Delhi-gang-rape-victims-answers-to-police-could-be-a-crucial-dying-declaration/articleshow/17821132.cms

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