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Sun Feb 17 2013 (Updated 08/09/13)Northern California Joins One Billion Rising Against Violence
Sun Feb 17 2013 (Updated 08/09/13)Cities Worldwide Rally and Dance to End Violence Against Women on Valentine's Day
On February 14th, 2013, cities across the globe joined the One Billion Rising campaign to stop violence against women and girls. In Northern California, participating cities included Fresno, Santa Cruz, Monterey, Oakland, and San Francisco. One Billion Rising 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. Activists, writers, thinkers, celebrities, and women and men worldwide joined together to express their outrage, demand change, strike, dance, and rise in defiance of the injustices women suffer, demanding an end at last to violence against women. The event was organized by V-Day, a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls that raises funds and awareness through benefit productions of playwright/founder Eve Ensler's award winning play The Vagina Monologues and other artistic works.
Photos: San Francisco | Fresno
Event Announcements: SF: Dance Across the Golden Gate Bridge | SF: Dance through the Streets for a Culture of Consent | SF: Rise Beyond Borders | Women Rising in Los Altos | One Billion Rising Santa Cruz | Idle No More in Solidarity with V-Day
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