Last night (7 January), our Executive Director Marai Larasi joined 7 other women activists and organisers at the Golden Globes, and joined high profile actors in a show of solidarity for women facing violence world wide.
In a statement, the activists said:
"Too much of the recent press attention has been focused on perpetrators and does not adequately address the systematic nature of violence including the importance of race, ethnicity and economic status in sexual violence and other forms of violence against women.
Our goal in attending the Golden Globes is to shift the focus back to survivors and on systemic, lasting solutions. Each of us will be highlighting legislative, community-level and interpersonal solutions that contribute to ending violence against women in all our communities. It is our hope that in doing so, we will also help to broaden conversations about the connection to power, privilege and other systemic inequalities."
The 8 activists who attended the 2018 Golden Globes included Tarana Burke, Rosa Clemente, Ai-jen Poo, Mónica Ramírez, Calina Lawrence, Saru Jayaraman and Billie Jean King.
Photo by Art Streiber