Violence Education, End Child Prostitution and Trafficking USA, Girls for Gender Equity, Hollaback, and viBe Theatre Experience to host a 1 Billion Rising Event on February 14, 2014. One Billion Rising is a call to action based on the staggering UN statistic that 1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. With the world population at 7 billion, this adds up to more than ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS. On February 14, 2014, we people across the world came together to strike, dance, and RISE in defiance of the injustices women suffer, demanding an end at last to violence against women.
Event participants braved the inclement weather to experience an afternoon of film, performances, self defense classes, and presentations to raise awareness about violence against women and girls.