Message of the Presiding Justice for One Billion Rising Campaign 2024

Today, we come together in solidarity and strength to again celebrate the One Billion Rising movement.

This global campaign began in 2012 and has been a beacon of hope and activism to end violence against women. The Sandiganbayan has been actively participating in this activity since 2016 as part of its gender mainstreaming efforts. This year, there is an escalation of the call to Rise for Freedom because of the persistence of violence, rape, hate, exclusion, killing, discrimination, exploitation, abuse, wars, division, occupation and control.

We in the Sandiganbayan join in this celebration to raise awareness of the need to end violence against women. Together, we envision a future where every person, regardless of gender, race, or background, can live with dignity, safety, and freedom. Let us continue to rise, to resist, and to create a world where love is our guiding force and justice is our common goal.

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