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.
On February 14 2013 businesses, activists, writers, thinkers, celebrities, and women and men across the world will express their outrage, demand change, strike, dance, and RISE in defiance of the injustices women suffer, demanding an end at last to violence against women.
We encourage our friends, men and women, to get involved in any way you feel comfortable. There are many options listed on the website at the link at the beginning of this post. For our male friends who need a simple way to get involved we suggest these two options: (1) watch, then share the “Man Prayer” with your friends and (2) attend an event and/or tweet your support at #Menrise throughout the week.