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Approximately 40 women face some form of violence EACH day across Bangladesh

One in three women on the planet will be raped or beaten in her lifetime.

One Billion women violated is an Atrocity.

I refuse to watch as more than 1 billion women experience violence on the planet. Join VDAY on 2.14.13 in a global strike to demand an end to the violence.

On V-Day‘s 15th anniversary, February 14, 2013, we are inviting ONE BILLION women and those who love them to WALK OUT, DANCE, RISE UP, and DEMAND an end to the violence.

ONE BILLION RISING will move the earth, activating women and men across the every country. V-Day wants the world to see our collective strength, our numbers, our solidarity across borders.

One Billion women dancing is a REVOLUTION.

What does ONE BILLION look like?

On February 14, 2013, it will look like a REVOLUTION.

There will be many ways to participate in the coming months and draw attention to stopping violence against women and girls. Join us and RISE to Say NO to violence against women and girls.

Why Bangladesh?

In Bangladesh violence against women has been a focal point of the feminist movement. According to the Bangladeshi Police Headquarter’s data, between 2001 to 2012, 1,74,691 women have been subjected to violence, including acid attacks, abductions, rapes, murders after rape, trafficking, murders, dowry-related violence etc. That is approximately 40 women each day who face some form of violence.

Numerous women’s rights organisations, NGOs and others in Bangladesh, are working to fight against all forms of violence against women and inequality. It is within this context, and to strengthen the force that is already in place, that we all must come together—STRIKE at the core of this violence by spreading awareness to establish a transformation in the mindset of our patriarchal society where women are denied many of their basic rights. DANCE to the unified movement and finally, RISE against violence, against inequality, and against every form of injustice.

‘One Billion Rising’  campaign launched on September 13, 2012 is now in Bangladesh, inviting women and those who love them to WALK OUT, DANCE, RISE UP and DEMAND an end to this violence.

For more details, please contact us: obrbangladesh@gmail.com

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