Women will stand up against violence on 14 February

One billion women worldwide have been raped or harassed. Women refuse to assume passively this violence. The One Billion Rising campaign called on women to get on their feet and protest on February 14.

One in three women worldwide has been subjected to violence, beaten, forced to have sex, raped or mistreated. One in three women corresponds to 1 billion women.

This year, on 14 February, Valentine's Day, a call was made for one billion women and men to stand up and end violence.

The beginning

One Billion Rising is the biggest mass action to end violence against women (cisgender, transgender, and those who hold fluid identities that are subject to gender-based violence) in human history.

The campaign, which launched on Valentine’s Day 2012, began as a call for action based on the staggering statistic that 1 in 3 women on the planet is beaten or raped during her lifetime. With the world population at 7 billion, this adds up to more than one billion women and girls.