OK, so I’m a bit late in finding these things. Blame it on the timing and clergy being kind of busy on the 14th of February. Not with an abundance of roses and kisses, at least not in my case. But with the old Lent thing beginning etc.
So that is why I didn’t come across this until now.
This is an invitation for the world to come together and dance on Feb. 14th St. Valentine’s Day, a day intended to celebrate love.
The One Billion Rising Organisation here is calling for a billion women and men to stand up wherever they and dance together Feb. 14th in a global effort to shake the foundations of the world and stand united against abuse of women.
The sober truth is that one out of every three women in the world will be raped or beaten in her lifetime.
That is 1 billion women treated as objects, beaten and bruised, used and exploited sexually without their consent, humiliated and mutilated invisible victims of war. Some are as young as 3 years old.
Many of them are targeted and attacked in their 70s.
Groups can send videos of to One Billion Rising’s website when it’s over to become part of the archives of a world that has finally called violence against women what it is: immoral, illegal, unjust and inhuman.