One Billion Rising 1 Favorite 

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Feb 14 2013

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Worldwide

The One Billion Rising campaign is a global movement that's using dance to combat gender violence worldwide. Initiated by "Vagina Monologues" creator and women's activist Eve Ensler, the campaign will see cities across the world hold dance parties on Valentine's Day to raise awareness about gender violence and rape.

With female victims of gender violence totaling one billion worldwide, one in three women is beaten or raped in her lifetime. This astonishing statistic demands immediate attention, and One Billion Rising is making an urgent call to action. Their event will give men and women the chance to stand together and say "no more." Using the uniting power of dance to communicate the group's solidarity, One Billion Rising hopes to spread awareness about gender violence and precipitate its decline.

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