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One Billion Rising Up to Violence Against Women this V Day

11th January, 2013 - Posted by Kirsten Moller - 3 Comments

@mx_240-2One in three women on the planet will be raped or beaten in her lifetime. Join V-Day along with Anne Hathaway, Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and others on 2.14.13 and do something about it. 

Valentines Day (V-Day) has become an annual call to end violence against women. Inspired by the feedback for Eve Ensler’s play The Vagina Monologues, the day marks a time to recognize and fight back against the violence.

In 2010, more than 5,400 V-Day events took place in over 1,500 locations in the U.S. and around the world and to date, the V-Day movement has raised over $80 million and educated millions about the issue of violence against women.

This year on V-Day’s 15th Anniversary, ONE BILLION women and those who love them are urged to WALK OUT, DANCE, RISE UP, and DEMAND an end to the violence.  V-Day wants the world to see our collective strength, our numbers and our solidarity across borders.

One Billion Rising is a global strike, an invitation to dance, a call to men and women to refuse to participate in the status quo until rape and rape culture ends.



For those in the San Francisco Bay Area:

You are invited to join Global Exchange and CodePink for the official V-Day after party in San Francisco on February 14th, 2013 – 6pm – 2am at El Rio bar/space. El Rio is hosting this marathon to STRIKE, DANCE & RISE up for the cause as a Fundraiser for See some of you there!

Her Rising is organizing a flashmob for One Billion Rising! To learn more about the rehearsals and performances visit:

In the meantime, get yourself pumped up for V Day. Watch this inspiring video:

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