Today, Thursday 14 February 2013 saw worldwide gatherings for 1 Billion and Rising to end violence, including (dis) honour killings, rape, against women the world over.
Why they rose:
"ONE IN THREE WOMEN ON THE PLANET WILL BE RAPED OR BEATEN IN HER LIFETIME.*
ONE BILLION WOMEN VIOLATED IS AN ATROCITY
ONE BILLION WOMEN DANCING IS A REVOLUTION"
From here: http://www.onebillionrising.org/pages/about-one-billion-rising
News of today's 1 Billion and Rising event in Parliament Square in the Guardian here:
Pictures from Parliament Square (from Demotix.com):
|Yvette Cooper & Thandie Newton|