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Lots of Dancing Today – Happy V Day – Feb 14, 2013

February 15, 2013

After spending the past couple of weeks immersing myself in articles and statistics of violence against women, an amazing breath of splendor happened today.   I was listening to Democracy Now! this morning and heard about the dancing today for One Billion Rising.

“The concept of the campaign is simple. If you take into account the statistic that 1 out of 3 women will experience violence in her lifetime, you are left with the staggering statistic that over 1 billion women on this planet will be impacted by violence. On V-Day’s 15th Anniversary, 2.14.13, we are inviting ONE BILLION women and those who love them to WALK OUT, DANCE, RISE UP, and DEMAND an end to this violence. V-Day wants the world to see our collective strength, our numbers, our solidarity across borders.”

According to Time online, people were dancing in 205 countries to bring awareness of violence against women.

This fabulous web site – One Billion Rising – shows videos of dancing around the world and includes a very nice chat from UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson  that succinctly states the issues we will be facing and discussing at the UN Commission on Status of Women.

I am so inspired by all this.  Eve Ensler and her staff amaze me.   I want to be like them – dedicated to making life on this planet good for all and doing something about it!

 

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