When V-Day started V-Day 15 years ago, we had the outrageous idea that violence against women would END. Since then, hundreds of thousands of V-Day activists in audiences and on stages in over 140 countries have come together to demand an end to violence against women and girls.
We have all struggled with every bit of our beings to end this violence, but still today, the United Nations states that 1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. That is more than one billion women living on the planet today. We REFUSE to stand by as more than a billion women experience violence.
On February 14thon V-Day’s Anniversary, they 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 is a promise that we will RISE UP with millions of women and men around the world to say, “ENOUGH! The violence ends NOW.”
ONE BILLION RISING will make the earth MOVE by uniting us through DANCE across every country. We want the world to see our collective strength, our numbers, our solidarity across borders.
ONE BILLION RISING is a GLOBAL call to action. We will gather throughout the world.
ONE BILLION RISING is COMMUNAL. We will DANCE together in DEFIANCE of the injustices we and our mothers, sisters, lovers, and friends have suffered.
ONE BILLION RISING is a CELEBRATION. We will dance in streets, we will raise our voices, and we will LEAVE our offices, our homes, and our daily routines BEHIND as we join in a POWERFUL act of REFUSAL to let the violence continue.