DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Some female inmates in the Dallas County Jail found some freedom while behind bars through expressive dance on Valentine’s Day.
As part of the One Billion Rising campaign, the women in jail joined people from all over the world rising through dance to celebrate that they have not been defeated by violence.READ MORE: Arlington Police Associations To Present 'No Confidence' Petitions To City Council Regarding Chief Al Jones
One of the inmates told CBS 11 she’s dancing on behalf of all women and men.READ MORE: Fort Worth Leaders Ring In Salvation Army's North Texas Red Kettle Campaign
“It’s not prejudice, it doesn’t see color, doesn’t see a man or a woman. Abuse is abuse, so for me I’m fighting for all those that have had to deal with that and bring awareness and put a stop to it,” said Elisa Sanchez.
According to One Billion Rising, one in three women around the world will be beaten or sexually assaulted.
Friday’s event at the jail is part of a program that helps inmates prepare to rejoin society and increase their chances of success.MORE NEWS: Supply Chain Issues: How Are Global Shortages Affecting Local Customers?