Thursday, February 14, 2013

One billion dancing to stop violence against women

Posted By on Thu, Feb 14, 2013 at 1:04 PM

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Valentine's Day is a day of love, but that love need not be limited to chocolate and roses.

Across the world today, a movement is sending women into the streets to dance, sing and call for an end to violence against women. The site for the movement, called One Billion Rising, shows crowds dancing in Pittsburgh, New Delhi, Sudan, Indonesia, Atlanta, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and other locales.

They'll be dancing in Denver today too, if you're feeling the love. The party starts at 5 p.m.

While the flash mob is a lively occasion, the cause it's fighting for is grave. One Billion Rising notes that, "One in three women on the planet will be raped or beaten in her lifetime."

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