Welcome to One Billion Stars to End Violence

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Our star weaving kits includes materials, paper instructions plus a link to our tutorial video.
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Star Weaving Comunity

STAR WEAVE COMMUNITIES

Learn what a Star Weave Community is and register today. We have a checklist as a guide to help you get started.

One Billion Stars Resources

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We’re creating some resources to make it easy for you to become part of the One Billion Stars global weaving community.

What is One Billion Stars?

The One Billion Stars project (formerly One Million Stars to End Violence) was founded by Maryann Talia Pau, a Samoan – Australian weaving artist, and her husband Mark Yettica-Paulson, an Indigenous leader and cross-cultural specialist.

After creating an installation of one million hand woven stars from over 15 countries for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, our new goal is to weave one billion stars by 2032.

The purpose of weaving stars is to continue nurturing global conversations of how to end violence using the joy and healing power of the arts and traditional crafts.

Each woven star is a beautiful symbol of light, courage and solidarity to end all forms of violence, including violence against woven, bullying and racism.

One Million Stars installation GC2018

One Million Stars installation in King George Square.
Photo: Lauren Panrucker.

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3 Benefits of Star Weaving

Participating in the arts can boost mental wellbeing.
We love that star weaving can help us to participate in conversations of peace and ending violence, while boosting individual and collective mental health. Doing things that bring us pleasure and joy, like making art, can help us to tell stories about who we are and the things that matter most to us. Visit our resources section and read our article on 'Why star weaving is good for our mental health."

Star weaving brings people together.
We have active and passionate Star Weaving Communities across Australia, Ireland and the USA who are using this gentle traditional craft to bring diverse communities together. Ireland Project Leader, Siobhán McQuillan, says: “Before and during COVID19 I have been raising awareness of domestic violence and introducing the stars to Ireland by creating star weaving communities with vulnerable members of the community. You are not alone."

Star weaving can help educate and raise awareness.
One Billion Stars invites people around the world to weave stars as symbols of light, solidarity, and courage to end all forms of violence together. Star weaving is a gentle way to start difficult and uncomfortable conversations by focussing on building safe spaces for respectful relationships. One star at a time.

Our Founders

Co Founder, lover of Pacific Island weaving crafts, food, body pump and outrigger canoeing.
Co Founder, book and music connoisseur, lover of coffee and a good tiramasu.

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Quandamooka Country

Cleveland. Brisbane. Australia. One Billion Stars acknowledges the traditional and continuing custodians of the lands and waters where we live, work and weave.

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