[ View the story "#1billionrising for women" on Storify] #1billionrising for women Global day of action calls for a Valentine's Day without violence.
The Stream· Thu, Feb 14 2013 13:25:29
Below, see the campaign's video produced by playwright and feminist activist
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Here are some highlights from across the web:
All Saints Church in the US state of California produced this video:
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Danijela Dugandzic-Zivanovic from Bosnia and Herzegovina explains why she is participating:
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Protesters in South Africa:
From Khartoum, Sudan:
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Below, a One Billion Rising rally in Italy:
In Italian, @DavidSassoli writes, "Love does not kill. #1BillionRising to stop violence against women".
At a demonstration in Washington, DC,
of Amnesty International explained why she thinks One Billion Rising is needed in the United States:
Interview with Amnesty's Cristina Finchmhopper89
Many participants focused on how men can help combat the problem of violence against women. Below, European Parliament member Michael Cashman shares why he is "rising":
"I Am Rising...": Michael Cashmanvdayorg
From a One Billion Rising supporter in Nepal:
We love our V-Men! #MenRISE - thank you Laxman Belbase of Nepal!
Others suggested awareness-building and flashmobs were not enough. Below, one protester from Germany demands outrage.
One group shared this display in South Africa.
Organisations and Twitter users shared their reasons for participating with the hashtags #WhyIRise and #ReasonToRise:
#reasontorise Approximately about 80% of female victims of rape experience their first rape before the age of 25. CDC, 2010.AntiViolenceAdvocate
In some countries, between 40-70% of female murder victims are killed by intimate partners. #Valentines free of #violence! #VDayUN Women
Educate a girl you feed a family, empower a woman you raise a community and educate the nation! #whyirise #1billionrising #EVAWTokunbo Koiki
I'm going today bc women & men who defend their rights r choosing to transcend difference & speak peacefully with one voice #1billionrisingSoraya Chemaly
Girls married before 18 are more likely to report being beaten by their husbands than girls who marry later #reasontorise @VDayGirls Not Brides
3 out of 5 Native American women will encounter domestic violence. #whyirise #1billionrisingMelissa Robles
Millions of immigrant women suffer abuse in fear of revealing their status 2 authorities, it's time it stops #reasontorise #1billionrisingFarmworker Justice
I'm rising because my body is not your object. What's your #reasontorise? #BRising #1billionrisingRachel Roth
The #1BillionRising campaign received over 13,000 mentions on Twitter during the day of action: