One Billion Rising - February 14

February 7, 2013, 11:20 AM EST


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The CAW is throwing its support behind One Billion Rising, a Valentine's Day initiative to shed light on violence against women and girls globally. February 14 was claimed as V-Day by Vagina Monologues author and activist Eve Ensler 15 years ago. One Billion Rising commemorates this anniversary.

According to the One Billion Rising website, on February 14, one billion women and those who love them are invited to walk out, dance, rise up and demand an end to gendered violence.

"One Billion Rising will move the earth, activating women and men across every country. V-Day wants the world to see our collective strength, our numbers, our solidarity across borders. What does one billion look like? On February 14th, 2013, it will look like a revolution.

A number of events are being set up right across the country. For more information or to find an event in your area, please visit: http://www.facebook.com/#!/events/519179748113908/?fref=ts

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