Did you know that one in three women on the planet will be either raped or beaten in her lifetime? That means approximately one billion women across the globe have been violated, a statistic that’s equally shocking and unsettling.
February 14, 2013 marks the 15-year anniversary of One Billion Rising, a worldwide campaign to end violence against women, promote justice and achieve gender equality. The awareness initiative calls on one billion women and men across every country to “walk out, dance, rise up, and demand an end to this violence.” Because together, we can form a revolution.
How can you help spread the word? One Billion Rising offers a comprehensive tool kit for planning an event. Ideas include sharing information across the social web, making signs and posters, organizing a dance party and more.
Help put an end to the atrocity. Be one of the one billion that rise up this Valentine’s Day.