Today women, men, girls and boys will be rising to speak out against violence against women and girls around the world. I will be rising. Will you?
Lent is a time for reflection and a time for action.
As I was reminded at the Ash Wednesday service last night Lent is also about paying attention to where Jesus is crying out for justice. Women around the world are crying out for justice. It is time for gender violence to end! It is time for women to feel safe wherever they live, work, walk, play, dance! It is time for good men to stand beside women and speak up and say enough is enough. It is time for girls to grow up and not learn not to be frightened just because they are women. It is time to rise, strike, dance!
I will be rising. Will you?
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