Happy V-Day

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HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY EVERYONE!

February 14 is also V-DAY for ONE BILLION RISING

1 in 3 women across the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. That’s ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS. Every February, we rise – in countries across the world – to show our local communities and the world what one billion looks like and shine a light on the rampant impunity and injustice that survivors most often face. We rise through dance to express joy and community and celebrate the fact that we have not been defeated by this violence. We rise to show we are determined to create a new kind of consciousness – one where violence will be resisted until it is unthinkable.

About One Billion Rising

One Billion Rising is the biggest mass action to end violence against women (cisgender, transgender, and those who hold fluid identities that are subject to gender-based violence) in human history. The campaign, which launched on Valentine’s Day 2012, began as a call to action based on the staggering statistic that 1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. With the world population at 7 billion, this adds up to more than ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS.

15 thoughts on “Happy V-Day

  1. I’m always shocked by the statistics although I shouldn’t be. I’ve been lucky in my life, and I guess it’s meaningful that I use the word “lucky.”
    Happy Valentine’s Day to you, Carol. Thank you for sharing such an important message!

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  2. Thank you for sharing!!.. hope you had the mostest Happy Valentines day ever and that every day is Valentines day filled with love and happiness in your part of the universe!… glad to see folks coming forward and saying enough is enough!… maybe one day this world will become a better place…. 🙂

    Until we meet again…

    May flowers always line your path
    and sunshine light your way,
    May songbirds serenade your
    every step along the way,
    May a rainbow run beside you
    in a sky that’s always blue,
    And may happiness fill your heart
    each day your whole life through.
    (Irish Saying)

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