In recent weeks, the news feeds have been flooded with reports of especially heinous crimes against women. Groups mobilizing globally, and in some cases unusually (http://imgur.com/cEAux bravo gentlemen!) in an effort to demand action are lifting their voices in pursuit of a common goal; an end to the violence.
One group is a team favorite here at Maternova. One Billion Rising is a worldwide call to join together on February 15th 2013 and say ‘No more’. In their own words: “On 14 February 2013, we are inviting ONE BILLION women and those who love them to WALK OUT, DANCE, RISE UP, and DEMAND an end to this violence. ONE BILLION RISING will move the earth, activating women and men across every country. V-Day wants the world to see our collective strength, our numbers, our solidarity across borders.”
To say we support and applaud this cause is not doing it justice. One billion people advocating for peace and equality is an idealistic goal they may well achieve. You can learn more about them here: http://onebillionrising.org/