UAF Joins One Billion Rising

On February 14, 2013, Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights will join with activists around the world for ONE BILLION RISING, the largest day of action in the history of V-Day, the global activist movement to end violence against women and girls.

ONE BILLION RISING began as a call to action based on the staggering statistic that 1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. With the world population at 7 billion, this adds up to more than ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS.

Urgent Action Fund will join activists, writers, thinkers, celebrities, and women and men across the world on February 14, 2013 as we express outrage, demand change, strike, dance, and RISE in defiance of the injustices women suffer, demanding an end to violence against women.

Former Urgent Action Fund Board Chair and Sri Lankan human rights activist Sunila Abeysekera speaks on why she is participating in ONE BILLION RISING:

Former UAF staffer Kirsten Westby’s current Huffington Post blog, “One Billion Raped, One Billion Rising” explains why you should join this important movement to end violence against women.

Events and flash mobs are planned all over the globe! CLICK HERE to find the event nearest you, and GO HERE to learn the flash mob dance “Break The Chain” at home (also available for those with compromised mobility HERE).

Learn more about how Urgent Action Fund’s rapid response grants are helping to prevent violence against women around the world. From Serbia to Palestine to the Philippines, UAF supports activists working to end gender-based violence in their communities.