Its time for a REVOLUTION, join the ONE BILLION!February 12, 2013
V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. V-Day is a catalyst that promotes creative events to increase awareness, raise money, and revitalize the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations. V-Day generates broader attention for the fight to stop violence against women and girls, including rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation (FGM), and sex slavery. This year they will be hosting their V-Day’s 15 Anniversary, by hosting a world wide stand against domestic violence “ONE BILLION RISING”.
One in every three women on the planet, will be beaten or raped in her lifetime. That accounts for ONE BILLION women today, including mothers, daughters, sisters, partners, and friends being violated. V-Day refuses to stand by as more than a billion women experience violence.
On February 14th, 2013, V-Day’s 15 Anniversary, we are inviting one billion women and those who love them to walk out, DANCE, RISE UP, AND DEMAND an end to this violence. One Billion Rising is a promise that we will rise up with women and men worldwide to say, “Enough! The violence ends now.”
HERE’S HOW YOU CAN START A RISING – Stage a rising in your community, office, college, or school. Organize a flash mob at a landmark building/site, in the streets or in a nearby mall. Have a dance party, produce a theatrical event, march in your streets, protest, strike, dance and above all RISE!
If you are in the DC area there will be a rising taking place at Farragut Square. One Billion Rising DC- FLASHMOB! (Start a Rising). The DC Commission for Women has joined the National Council of Women’s Organizations to celebrate ‘One Billion Rising DC’ with a FLASHMOB dance to kick-off the rally and dance party!… Join us as we RISE UP in opposition to gender-based violence, dance and celebrate in defiance of its oppressive impact, and show our collective strength. To dance in the flashmob, sign up on this site then go to women.dc.gov for a link to the instructional video. Show up at the stage in Farragut Square at 11:30am on Valentine’s Day for a quick practice and a free t-shirt… then dance and enjoy the event! For more information on the flashmob, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (202) 724-7690. For more information on the rally and dance party, visit facebook.com/DCrising214.
ONE BILLION RISING will move the earth, activating women and men across every country. V-Day wants the world to see our collective strength, our numbers, our solidarity across borders. What does ONE BILLION look like? On 14 February 2013, it will look like a REVOLUTION.