People worldwide join “One Billion Rising” campaign to end violence against women
- Year: 2013
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Today millions of women across the world are celebrating V-Day and coming together under the One BiIlion Rising campaign to end violence against women. Organizers say events are taking place in more than 200 countries, including the Democratic Republic of Congo where founder Eve Ensler addressed a crowd today. Flashmobs, dances, speeches and protests also took place in Indonesia, South Africa, the Philippines, Australia, Brazil and in New Delhi, India, where a video shows large crowds dancing with live music before a stage. The name of the campaign is inspired by a sobering statistic -- one in three women will be raped or beaten in her lifetime – which is around one billion women. But there is growing outrage at the acts of violence against women and girls – from rape to catcalls, from institutional sexism to economic discrimination. Women -- and men -- are using activism, art and technology to put an end to the violence. FSRN’s Cinnamon Nippard has more from Berlin.