On February 14, 2013, a one-day event will be held, a call for one billion women around the world to walk away from their homes, businesses, and jobs, and join together to dance in a show of collective strength. The event will be held on the 15th anniversary of the V-Day movement. The word "billion" refers to the one billion women who are survivors of abuse.
The campaign was initiated by playwright and activist Eve Ensler (known for her play The Vagina Monologues), and her organization V-Day. The campaign was in part inspired by the Todd Akin 'legitimate rape' and pregnancy comment controversy. Ensler, shocked at Akin's statement, wrote an open letter in response.
Around 5,000 organizations have joined the campaign, which has also been aided or endorsed by religious ministers, movement builders, actors Rosario Dawson, Robert Redford, and Stella Creasy, British Labour Co-operative politician.
- ↑ "V-Day: One Billion Rising". Huffingtonpost.com. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/vday/one-billion-rising_1_b_1909698.html. Retrieved 2012-09-25.
- ↑ "Celebrating five years of women moaning | Antigua Observer Newspaper". Antiguaobserver.com. 2012-04-27. http://www.antiguaobserver.com/celebrating-five-years-of-women-moaning. Retrieved 2012-09-25.
- ↑ "'This is not a women's issue, it's a global crisis': Robert Redford - video | Society | guardian.co.uk". Guardian. http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/video/2012/sep/24/violence-against-women-robert-redford-video. Retrieved 2012-09-25.
- ↑ "Fit for the King » FUNFARE with Ricardo F. Lo | Entertainment » Exclusive". philstar.com. http://www.philstar.com/funfare/exclusivesarticle.aspx?articleid=851806&publicationsubcategoryid=70. Retrieved 2012-09-25.
- ↑ Coastweek Kenya (2012-09-06). "coastweek.com". coastweek.com. http://www.coastweek.com/3535_30.htm. Retrieved 2012-09-25.
- ↑ "Features". Oxyweekly.com. 2012-02-21. http://www.oxyweekly.com/mobile/features/when-the-oxy-vaginas-speak-audiences-come-1.2790546. Retrieved 2012-09-25.
- ↑ "News in Nepal: Fast, Full & Factual". Myrepublica.Com. 2012-09-20. http://www.myrepublica.com/portal/index.php?action=news_details&news_id=42112. Retrieved 2012-09-25.
- ↑ Kyivans join global rally to end violence against women, Kyiv Post (14 February 2013)
- ↑ "Capital News » African gender activists meet in Kenya over violence". Capitalfm.co.ke. 1931-11-07. http://www.capitalfm.co.ke/news/2012/08/african-gender-activists-meet-in-kenya-over-violence/. Retrieved 2012-09-25.
- ↑ "One Billion Rising: Eve Ensler, Activists Worldwide Plan Global Strike to End Violence Against Women". Democracynow.org. http://www.democracynow.org/2012/9/24/one_billion_rising_eve_ensler_activists. Retrieved 2012-09-28.
- ↑ Martinson, Jane (2007-09-28). "Join the One Billion Rising campaign to end violence against women | Society". The Guardian. http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/the-womens-blog-with-jane-martinson/2012/sep/24/join-one-billion-rising-violence-women?newsfeed=true. Retrieved 2012-09-25.
- ↑ "Una campagna contro la violenza sulle donne mondiale". ilJournal.it. 2012-09-09. http://www.iljournal.it/2012/robert-redford-si-unisce-alla-campagna-sulla-violenza-contro-le-donne/391857. Retrieved 2012-09-25.
- ↑ Rosamund Urwin (2012-09-07). "'The misogynist abuse MPs receive is shocking – you should see the tweets I get' - Politics - News - Evening Standard". Standard.co.uk. http://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/the-misogynist-abuse-mps-receive-is-shocking--you-should-see-the-tweets-i-get-8116915.html. Retrieved 2012-09-25.
- Official website
- One Billion Rising at the website for the V-Day movement
- List of cooperating organizations
- Endorsement video message by Robert Redford at the The Guardian newspaper website
- Video interview with Eve Ensler at Democracy Now!
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