We danced, we struck, we rose. Moreover, WILPF International coordinated a photo campaign.
One Billion Rising is a global campaign organized by V-Day Movement to fight violence against women. The campaign's underlying message is that one in every three women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. This means that one billion women will experience sexual or gender-based violence.
On February 14th WILPF joined with many other organizations worldwide to take a united stand in the One Billion Rising campaign. Thousands of WILPF members danced, struck and rose. Moreover, WILPF International coordinated a photo campaign. WILPF's members from Australia, India, Lebanon, Nepal, Nigeria, Norway, Philippines, Switzerland, the UK and the US sent pictures describing their reasons for rising. The reasons are as numerous as the pictures but our message is one: We must end the violence against women and girls!
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PeaceWomen rose with the slogan “A Woman's Body is NOT a Battleground”. We wanted to highlight the relationship between women, sexual violence and war.