One billion rising

This worldwide campaign was launched on February 14, 2013. Conceptualized by Eve Ensler, well-known author of ‘The Vagina Monologue’, the OBR campaign aims to bring together at least one million women from across the world to campaign against violence against women. In the inaugural year HUMSAFAR spearheaded the campaign in Lucknow. Thousands of women from all over the state had expressed their solidarity with the OBR campaign by contributing a odhani (Headscarf) which was joined as a chain as a symbolic parcham (flagpost) against patriarchal values.