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ONE BILLION RISING

One Billion Rising is a global campaign called to stop violence against women and girls. This year February 14, 2013 will be VDay’s Largest Day of Action Ever!

ONE BILLION RISING1 began as a call to action based on the staggering statistic that 1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. That is ONE BILLION WOMEN violated. One billion daughters, mothers, grandmothers, sisters, lovers and friends. On 14th February 2013, we are inviting ONE BILLION women and those who love them to WALK OUT, DANCE, RISE UP, and DEMAND an end to this violence. VDay wants the world to see our collective strength, our numbers and our solidarity across borders. When One Billion bodies rise and dance on 14 February 2013, we will join in solidarity, purpose and energy and shake the world into a new consciousness.  Dancing insists we take up space. It has no set direction but we go there together. It's dangerous, joyous, sexual, holy, disruptive.  It breaks the rules. It can happen anywhere at anytime with anyone and everyone. It's free. No corporation can control it. It joins us and pushes us to go further. It's contagious and it spreads quickly. It's of the body. It's transcendent.

To join or start an event or just learn more about One Billion Rising, visit www.onebillionrising.org

VDay2 is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. It is a catalyst that promotes creative events to increase awareness, raise money, and revitalize the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations. VDay generates broader attention for the fight to stop violence against women and girls, including rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation (FGM), and sex slavery. VDay raises funds and awareness through benefit productions of Playwright/Founder Eve Ensler's award winning play The Vagina Monologuesand other artistic works.

To date, the VDay movement has raised over $90 million and educated millions about the issue of violence against women and the efforts to end it, crafted international educational, media and PSA campaigns, reopened shelters, and funded over 14,000 community-based anti-violence programs and safe houses.

To join or start an event or just learn more about V‑Day and its campaigns visit www.vday.org

Join VDay and ONE BILLION RISING today and SAY NO to violence against women and girls. 

1. All of the information about One Billion Rising was taken directly from One Billing Rising website: http://onebillionrising.org/

2. All of the information about VDay was taken directly from the VDay website: www.vday.org

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