By David Lee on December 6, 2011
16 songs about ending violence against women
The Pixel Project is celebrating 16 Days of Activism to End Gender Violence with a selection of 16 Songs About Violence Against Women (and Staying Strong and Positive). The selection of songs emphasize women being empowered. Examples include Ani DiFranco’s The Story, RESPECT by Aretha Franklin, Pink’s 18 Wheeler, Fighter by Christina Aguilera, and twelve more. (Click here for the full post.)
I am glad to go beyond listing songs that are about violence against women (though we have a great list of songs and movies on the PreventConnect wiki.) We need more songs (and plays and poems) about taking a stand to stop violence and rape.
What songs inspire you in efforts to prevent domestic violence and sexual assault?
‘Tere Bina’ by British Asian Artist Avina Shah raises awareness on the delicate issue of domestic violence. Proceeds from the single will be donated to West London based charity the Southall Black Sisters (SBS).
Bruises to Bouquet by Gayla
This is a song I wrote this year about my sexual abuse/assault and dreams of justice. It was highlighted by RAINN in August. http://youtu.be/m_qHHxPiSdk?t=47s
Sarah McLachlan “Good Enough”
I think Mary J. Blige recently came out with something, too.