Have you heard about One Billion Rising?
ABOUT ONE BILLION RISING
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
On V-Day’s 15th Anniversary, 14 February 2013, we are inviting ONE BILLION women and those who love them to WALK OUT, DANCE, RISE UP, and DEMAND an end to this violence. ONE BILLION RISING will move the earth, activating women and men across every country. V-Day wants the world to see our collective strength, our numbers, our solidarity across borders.
What does ONE BILLION look like? On 14 February 2013, it will look like a REVOLUTION.
ONE BILLION RISING IS:
A global strike
An invitation to dance
A call to men and women to refuse to participate in the status quo until rape and rape culture ends
An act of solidarity, demonstrating to women the commonality of their struggles and their power in numbers
A refusal to accept violence against women and girls as a given
A new time and a new way of being
The news is flooded with the story of the Steubenville Rape case, everyday more stories pour in from around the world about gang rapes, murders, abuse of women and girls. It has to stop. As a mother to three little girls I am terrified for their safety as they get older. Am I teaching them everything I know so they can protect themselves? What if they end up in a situation where they are not able to? How can I make sure that they will not become another statistic?
There are events all over Cleveland and I’m sure there are events by wherever you are. So get out there and dance, shout, DEMAND a change!!!! (Zumba is one of the sponsors, get your groove thing going for a cause!)
I leave you with this…. I’m getting it for my girls bedrooms.