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Be Part of One Billion Rising, Be Part of Saying Enough Is Enough

This article was written by Stella Creasy and appeared in the Huffington Post UK on February 4, 2013. -- Amongst women aged 15 to 44, acts of violence cause more death and disability than cancer, malaria, traffic accidents and war combined.

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‘Like a feminist tsunami’: On Feb 14, One Billion Rising global event and campaign aims to stop viol

This article is by Carol Driver and appeared in TNT Magazine UK on February 3, 2013 It’s not the usual way of expressing outrage and protesting for change. “Rise and dance” is the vociferous message of One Billion Rising – a global campaign demanding the end of violence against women. On February 14, there will be 190 countries around the world holding noisy, energetic events encouraging “activists, writers, thinkers, celebrities, women and men” to “strike, dance and rise”. So far, more than 13,000 organisations, including in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, will be taking part.

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Strike, Dance! Eve Ensler’s One Billion Rising

This article was written by Marianne Schnall and was published in Women's Media Center on February 1, 2013. -- I was in the room 15 years ago, when activist and playwright Eve Ensler announced her intention to use proceeds from her award winning play "The Vagina Monologues" as a vehicle to raise funds and awareness to stop violence against women. That night, V-Day, the global initiative to end violence against women and girls, was born.

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Even Ensler Makes the World Dance

This article was written by Jill Sieracki and appeared in Gotham on February 1, 2013 When Eve Ensler wrote her groundbreaking work The Vagina Monologues and debuted it at New York’s HERE Arts Center in 1994, the author and activist was just hoping “the critics wouldn’t destroy me; I was not imagining some movement.” Now, on February 14 the play that beget Ensler’s V-Day movement—which aims to end violence against women and girls through education, activism, and fundraising—escalates into One Billion Rising, a global event that will mark the organization’s 15th anniversary with an antiviolence call-to-action, namely by encouraging women and men to publicly dance to bring attention to the cause. “I think this might be one of the largest volunteer actions ever,” says Ensler about One Billion Rising, which at press time had participation commitments from organizations in 190 of the world’s 196 countries. “I’m not sure I thought any country, including ours, would embrace this movement when we started. But we’ve seen people sign up in Iran, Pakistan, all over Africa in countries I never would have thought, like Somalia, Sudan, and Congo.”

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Eve Ensler : danser contre les violences faites aux femmes

This article is by Helen Guinhut and appeared in Elle France on January 31, 2013

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