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National News Flash 3 of 2013: One Billion Rising - Against Abuse

 

One Billion Rising - Against abuse

 

 

NAPTOSA together with millions of citizens will stand firm against violence and abuse of women and children. ONE BILLION RISING is an international campaign calling on men and women to demand an end to this violence.

NAPTOSA wishes to bring this campaign to your attention and encourages NAPTOSA members to participate in this campaign. The extract below explains the aim of the ONE BILLION RISING campaign:

“Today, on the planet, a billion women – one of every three women on the planet – will be raped or beaten in her lifetime. That’s ONE BILLION mothers, daughters, sisters, partners, and friends violated.

V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls.  V-Day REFUSES to stand by as more than a billion women experience violence.

On February 14th, 2013, V-Day's 15th Anniversary, we are inviting one billion women and those who love them to walk out, DANCE, RISE UP, AND DEMAND an end to this violence. One Billion Rising is a promise that we will rise up with women and men worldwide to say, "Enough! The violence ends NOW!."

HERE’S HOW YOU CAN START A RISING – Stage a rising in your community, office, college, or school. Organize a flash mob at a landmark building/site, in the streets or in a nearby mall. Have a dance party, produce a theatrical event, march in your streets, protest, strike, dance and above all RISE! GET STARTED !”

For further information access the website:  http://onebillionrising.org/