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One Billion Rising

1 Billion Rising is an event that will be held on February 14, 2013, on the 15th anniversary of the first V-DAY event. It is a global call to end violence against women.

According to the homepage of the event, 1 in 3 women on the planet will be raped or beaten in her lifetime. The slogan of the event is “One billion women violated is an atrocity. One billion women dancing is a revolution.”

The event was also mentioned in Eve Ensler’s written piece, “Over It.” Ensler is also the author of the Vagina Monologues, which is now performed around the world during the month of February.

CALCASA blog entry on the 1 Billion Rising here and here