V-Day, February 14 2017, is a global movement to stop thisâ€¦
Inspired by Eve Enslerâ€™s play The Vagina Monologues, they run large-scale fundraisers, events, films and conduct campaigns to educate and stop violence against women and girls. They have raised over $80 million and funded more than 12,000 anti-violence programs and safe houses in countries such as Haiti, Kenya, Egypt and Iraq.
Find out more about V-Dayâ€¦
With the support of the V-Day organisation, global protest campaign One Billion Rising was created, so named because over one billion women will be impacted by violence in their lifetime. The project urges women to walk, dance, and rise up in opposition to violence and has reached over 140 countries in regions including North Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, with special projects in each area dependent on local circumstances, traditions, and religions.
Find out more about One Billion Risingâ€¦
We aim to reduce crimes against women and girls, and have recently run campaigns on the subjects of Female Genital Mutilation and Modern Slavery.
You can find out more about V-Day events in the UK by using the search box on this page and about UK One Billion Rising events by using their interactive map.
Follow the action on Twitter: @VDAY using the hashtags â€“Â #RevolutionaryLoveÂ and #1billionrising
Banner image photo credit: Flickr user Stefan Andrej Shambora