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One Billion Rising is a global campaign by women, for women.[1][2][3] The movement calls for an end to violence, and for justice and gender equality.

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.[4] The event will be held on the 15th anniversary of the V-Day movement.[5] The word "billion" refers to the one billion women who are survivors of abuse.[6]

On September 20, 2012, people from 160 countries had signed up to take part in the campaign.[7] On February 14, 2013, the rally was held in more than 190 countries.[8]

The campaign was initiated by playwright and activist Eve Ensler (known for her play The Vagina Monologues), and her organization V-Day.[9] 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.[10]

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,[11][12] and Stella Creasy, British Labour Co-operative politician.[13]

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  1. "V-Day: One Billion Rising". Huffingtonpost.com. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/vday/one-billion-rising_1_b_1909698.html. Retrieved 2012-09-25. 
  2. "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. 
  3. "'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. 
  4. "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. 
  5. Coastweek Kenya (2012-09-06). "coastweek.com". coastweek.com. http://www.coastweek.com/3535_30.htm. Retrieved 2012-09-25. 
  6. "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. 
  7. "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. 
  8. Kyivans join global rally to end violence against women, Kyiv Post (14 February 2013)
  9. "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. 
  10. "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. 
  11. 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. 
  12. "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. 
  13. 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. 

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