In 2013, tens of thousands of One Billion Rising events took place on the ground, including in Santa Fe where more than 1,500 people joined in solidarity outside the State Capitol to demand an end to violence against women and girls in New Mexico. This beautiful slideshow tells the story of a community standing together to end violence in New Mexico.

This year in Santa Fe, community activists have also escalated their efforts to bring awareness to the issue through justArt, justLive performance, and justLove healing story circles. Visit their Facebook page HERE for more info and JOIN them on Feb 14 HERE

With thanks to: Jennifer Davidson; Sara Bielecki; Dianne Duenzl and Daniel Quat for the images.