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Feb 7, 2015

February 14: Dance with the One Billion Rising Revolution To End Violence Against Women

Here’s a statistic so shocking that it defies belief: 1 in every 3 women in the world will be raped or beaten in her lifetime, according to the One Billion Rising Revolution. Such a staggering issue calls for mighty action. Now here is our opportunity!

Launched on Valentine’s Day 2012, the One Billion Rising movement expanded to 200 countries by 2014. It is evolving in 2015 into the One Billion Rising Revolution: “the biggest mass action in human history to end violence against women.”

  • The call is for systemic change: “overhauling, challenging, and fighting” corrupt systems. 
  • The goal is justice “for all survivors of gender violence and the impunity that protects perpetrators...” 
  • The determination is to “create a new kind of consciousness – one where violence will be resisted until it is unthinkable.”

How can we get started?

And have you seen Lutheran Peace Fellowship’s Women's Peace Resources for inspiration and empowerment? See our action guide "Stopping Violence Against Women and Girls," the “Women's Video Gallery,” and more.

You can help too by passing this blogpost on to your friends. And do share with us what is inspiring you to stop violence against women and girls, and to promote peace instead!
Lily R.Wu and Alan Forsberg