ONE IN THREE WOMEN ON THE PLANET WILL BE RAPED OR BEATEN IN HER LIFETIME.
ONE BILLION WOMEN VIOLATED IS AN ATROCITY
ONE BILLION WOMEN DANCING IS A REVOLUTION
14 February 2013 marked the largest global action in history to end violence against women and girls. The initial One Billion Rising campaign leveraged the strength of V-Day’s 15-year activist network to mobilize over a billion people worldwide, inspiring women and men in 207 countries to come together, express their outrage, and to Strike, Dance and RISE against violence.
One Billion Rising succeeded in creating visibility and understanding of the interconnection between issues such as poverty, corruption, greed, environmental plunder, imperialism, religious marginalization, immigration, labor, and political repression, and violence against women. The campaign spurred governments to invite local women to the table to discuss the issue of violence against women, garnered unparalleled international media attention and discourse, highlighted the push to pass the Violence Against Women Act in the U.S. Congress, and brought about a new level of awareness that the time to act is now.
The global response to One Billion Rising was monumental and culminated in the creation of the award winning short film by the same name that premiered at Sundance in 2014. ONE BILLION RISING features footage from activists in over 207 countries and showcases the radical awakening of body and consciousness that took place in 2013.
You can also look back and experience some of the individual risings as they happened in their communities HERE
For more on the global media coverage of the events and their impact, check out the 2013 Press Page