More 2,000 students filled the Dr. Renato V. Alba Football Field to highlight the One Billion Rising campaign to end violence against women and children (EVAWC) on February 14, 2020.
The traditional celebration of Valentine’s Day was spiced up by students, Physical Education Instructors, Gender and Development (GAD) core group and peer advocates dancing to the tune of ‘Sang Bilyong Babae ang Babangon (One Billion Rising Philippine Theme).
Prof. Emily de La Cruz, GAD focal person , laid down the rationale of the activity. She that the activity wants to sshow the world that women should be free from exploitation. She added that one in three women across the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. The OBR shows further our determination to create a new kind of consciousness where violence will be resisted until it is unthinkable.
The students continued the activity through a dance contest with the theme on campaign for EVAWC and women empowerment.
“We have the biggest number of participants this year compared to previous years, “ Prof. de la Cruz observed.
One Billion Rising was also celebrated simultaneously in all ISAT U Campuses