Women Rised up İn Ataşehir

IMG_5809Today, on the planet,”One Billio Rising”  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.

On February 14th, 2013, V-Day’s 15th Anniversary, one billion women and those who love them to walk out, dance, rised up and demanded an end to this violence. One Billion Rising is a promise that we rised up with women and men worldwide to say, “Enough! The violence ends now. Women Mayor of Ataşehir Prıvince in İstanbul -Turkey Battal İlgezdi his wife and two years ald doughter also rised up and danced with white t- shirt writing “dance is a revelution” on it with women from Ataşehir for “One Billion Rising” event..IMG_5789

Thousands of activists and 13,000 organizations around the globe have already signed on and One Billion Rising events are being planned in over 182 countries. Organizations such as Amnesty International USA, Sonke Gender Justice Network, International Rescue Committee, European Women’s Lobby, NOW, and AFL-CIO are coming together. Actors and V-Day board members Jane Fonda, Rosario Dawson, Thandie Newton, Charlize Theron, Kerry Washington along with Yoko Ono, Jessica Alba, Anne Hathaway, Donna Karan, Jennifer Lawrence, Dylan McDermott, Robert Redford, Lily Tomlin, Rosie Huntington – Whitely, Zoe Kravitz, and more are on board. IMG_5798

ONE BILLION RISING is a campaign that belongs to all of World. Those who have worked on the issue for decades. The millions of activists who have stood up to oppose it. The more than one billion women and girls who have been directly affected by violence.IMG_5807

Imagine the power of ONE BILLION people rising up, dancing and showing their collective strength, and  solidarity across borders, and our collective rejection of violence against women as the status quo. Buoyed by the power of social media, ONE BILLION RISING will bring about revolution and change as ONE BILLION people dance and rise for a violence-free world and billions more finally stop and pay attention.IMG_5762