What is 1 Billion Rising?

One Billion Rising, originally organized in 2013, is a single-day global call to action, taking place February 14 of each year.

One in three women on the planet will be raped or beaten in her lifetime.  That is one billion women. In 2013, one billion women and men in 207 countries shook the earth through dance to end violence against women and girls. This year, on 14 February 2014 we are calling on women and men everywhere to harness their power and imagination to rise for justice.

What Is ({V})DAY?

An official V-Day event is a benefit production of “The Vagina Monologues” or one of five other artistic events curated by V-Day. These events take place annually between February and April.