One Billion Rising

One Billion Rising

This year’s V-Day campaign calls for dancing and taking action in your community.

Anne Hathaway, Jane Fonda, Alice Walker, Lily Tomlin and many more women will be joining the One Billion Rising campaign on February 14 as this year’s big global V-Day event. Typically, V-Day—or Violence Against Women Day, not Valentine’s Day—includes performances of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues and other demonstrations, walks and events to raise awareness against the violence.

Many of these movement activities also raise money for local women’s shelters or other services as well. This year, in honor of V-Day’s 15th anniversary, women all over the planet will be standing up, dancing, marching, or otherwise taking action against violence worldwide against women.

One in three women will be abused sexually or physically in her lifetime, and it’s high past time the world takes a stand against such heinousness. The website of the movement is incredibly inspiring (but also features trigger warnings), with lots of ideas for taking action, including incredible dances and tool kits. There’s also a place where you can find an activity in your area to sign up with or create your own.

Be sure to visit the site to find out more information and watch these videos, buy merchandise and get involved. You can get Anne Hathaway’s famous One Billion Rising T-shirt at the website as well.