Please watch this video. It is difficult to watch at first, but it is powerful and uplifting.
ONE IN THREE WOMEN ON THE PLANET WILL BE RAPED OR BEATEN IN HER LIFETIME.
ONE BILLION WOMEN VIOLATED IS AN ATROCITY
ONE BILLION WOMEN DANCING IS A REVOLUTION
On V-Day’s 15th Anniversary, 2.14.13, 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 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 February 14th, 2013, it will look like a REVOLUTION.
- 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
- An act of solidarity, demonstrating to women the commonality of their struggles and their power in numbers
- A refusal to accept violence against women and girls as a given
- A new time and a new way of being
Why I am rising: Because rape is rape. No man should define what legitimate rape is. No one should decide what happens to my body but me. Contraception and family planning is essential to women’s health and autonomy. No woman should suffer abuse at the hands of another. Genital mutilation, rape, forced prostitution, child slavery, and other atrocities occur in every corner of the world and it must end. I want to leave my children a better world. There is strength in numbers. Men and women can rise up together and speak as one to end the violence. Join the REVOLUTION!