Wednesday, March 20, 2013

One Billion Rising

One Billion Rising is a movement, for women by women, which calls for an end to violence, and for justice and gender equality. The event was held on Valentines Day, on the 15th anniversary of the V-Day movement. The word "billion" refers the statistic that one in three women will be raped or beaten in their lifetime, or about one billion.On September 20, 2012, people from 160 countries had signed up to take part in the campaign. On February 14, 2013, the rally was held in more than 190 countries. (Information was collected from Wikipedia)

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