One Billion Rising

ONE BILLION RISING is a short film by Eve Ensler and South African filmmaker Tony Stroebel.

One in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. This powerful three minute film reminds us how violence against women appears worldwide in the every day lives of women, from Afghanistan to Australia, the United States to Peru, South Africa to Great Britain. One billion women violated is an atrocity. On 14 February 2013, V-Day's 15th anniversary, one billion women dancing will be a revolution. After viewing this film, we hope millions will be inspired to join the ONE BILLION RISING campaign.

"When we started V-Day 14 years ago, we had the outrageous idea that we could end violence against women," said Ensler. "One Billion Rising is an appreciation, amplification and an escalation. When One Billion bodies rise and dance on 14 February 2013, we will join in solidarity, purpose and energy and shake the world into a new consciousness. Dancing insists we take up space. It has no set direction but we go there together. It's dangerous, joyous, sexual, holy, disruptive. It breaks the rules. It can happen anywhere at anytime with anyone and everyone. It's free. No corporation can control it. It joins us and pushes us to go further. It's contagious and it spreads quickly. It's of the body. It's transcendent."

On 14 February 2013, V-Day's 15th anniversary, activists, writers, thinkers, celebrities and women and men across the world will STRIKE, DANCE, and RISE, coming together to express their outrage, and demand an end to violence against women and girls.

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