One Billion Rising

1 in 3 women in the world will be raped or beaten in her lifetime. 

One billion women violated is an atrocity.

One billion women dancing is a revolution.

Today, 14 February 2013, we rise against violence against women and girls. There’s a global movement going on and it wants you to dance. One Billion Rising

I’m not near to any global event, but my sister and I are going to dance and add our voices to the protests online. There are many ways in which you, too, can rise. Join us in dancing and add your voice to the global outcry!

Check out the website: for all the information!

Follow #1billionrising on Twittter!

Check out the live blog about the worldwide events by The Guardian!

And if you don’t mind tearing up or actually crying a bit from joy and pride, check out all the videos and livestreams coming in from around the world.

People, this is it. Add your voices to end violence against women and girls. Put pressure on your government. Talk to your neighbours. Make your children aware. And above all, don’t forget to dance!


About wordsurfer

writer, ex-teacher, human rights believer & fighter, traveller, adventure-seeker, freedom lover, global citizen. big on daydreams, less so on reality.

Posted on February 14, 2013, in day-to-day and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. The statistics are disturbing, depressing, and shouldn’t be.

    • I know. I grew up so sheltered, probably idyllic that I never considered myself a feminist, simply because I didn’t see the need for it. It’s only in recent years that I’ve become aware that although women make out more than half of the world’s population, they suffer so much more, just because of the fact that they are women. So there is really no excuse for not being a feminist. It only means that one wants all human beings to be equals. 🙂

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