Today’s newsletter from SheWrites.com started with a reminder that this Valentine’s Day is the day 1 Billion folks will rise up, walk out, dance to demand that the violence against women stop.
Why? Well, from the site OneBillionRising.org we learn that:
ONE IN THREE WOMEN ON THE PLANET WILL BE RAPED OR BEATEN IN HER LIFETIME, according to a UN report
ONE BILLION WOMEN VIOLATED IS AN ATROCITY
ONE BILLION WOMEN DANCING IS A REVOLUTION
I don’t know about you, but I don’t believe we can have peace or prosperity when one in three women will be raped or beaten in her lifetime.
What might the world be like if women knew they were safe?
How would it feel to know it was safe to go out at night, alone?
What would we be able to do if laws and tradition treated women with true equality?
See Ramona’s post about VDAY and watch that video. It’s a joy.
Will you strike and dance and rise? Tell us about it.
Write well and often,