One Billion Rising: Rise, Release, Dance and Demand Justice
One in three women on the planet will be raped or beaten in her lifetime. That is one billion women.
One Billion Rising for Justice is a "global call to women survivors of violence and those who love them to gather safely in community places where they are entitled to justice. It is a call to survivors to break the silence and release their stories."
On February 14, 2013, one billion people in 207 countries rose up and danced to demand an end to violence against women and girls. This year, One Billion Rising (OBR) is calling on women and men everywhere to RISE, RELEASE, DANCE, and demand JUSTICE!
How can you get involved?
Check out these Ways to Rise:
- Indian superstar Aamir Khan lent his support to the One Billion Rising campaign by making a video urging his fans to join the movement. Want to create your own video? Learn more about the ‘This Is What Justice Looks Like’ video initiative.
- Thousands of One Billion Rising for Justice events will take place around the globe on Friday, February 14, 2014. Find an event near you and join us as we RISE, RELEASE, and DANCE! Don’t see an event near you yet? Sign up to get event updates from One Billion Rising.
- Join the worldwide V-Day conversation using the hashtags #rise4justice, #reasontorise, and @vday.
- Learn more about The Hunger Project and One Billion Rising: THP-Bangladesh Organizes Human Chain for One Billion Rising and One Billion Rising: How The Hunger Project Rose Up Against Violence for Valentine's Day.
Learn More about The Hunger Project's Work to End Violence Against Women:
- Eliminating Violence Against Women
- Stopping Violence against Women and Girls
- Human Chain Protests Violence Against Girls in Bangladesh
- No Silence on Violence Against Women
- Former Abuse Victim Empowers Women to Fight Violence
- Elected Woman Leader in India Fights Domestic Violence
- International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women 2011