Women, men and children across the world are taking collective action this Valentine's Day to speak up and demand an end to violence against women. Union leaders and workers in the United States have joined this massive global coalition. Flash mobs (a dance in a public place coordinated by a group of people) are being held in cities from San Francisco to Delhi, India; Manila, Philippines; Khartoum, Sudan; and many more.
The movement, One Billion Rising, reminds us:
One in three women on the planet will be raped or beaten in her lifetime.
One billion women violated is an atrocity.
One billion women dancing is a revolution.
Follow #1billionrising on Twitter for tweets about the movement, and check out the One Billion Rising website for a collection of flash mobs and photos from around the world.
Here's one from children of the Shri Ram School in New Delhi, India: