1 BILLION people are rising with love to prevent violence against women!

Feb 14th over 1 BILLION people are rising with love to prevent violence against women and girls during the V-Day event world-wide. The movement, which involves a series of creative events promoting awareness of abuse in over 200 countries, will raise money to focus attention on women’s issues such as rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation (FGM) and sex slavery.

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The foundation supports local activists producing benefit performances of Eve Ensler’s award winning play The Vagina Monologues and other creative ventures. Performance proceeds are invested in local anti-violence activities.
Every year star-studded V-Day performances raise millions for abuse awareness. This year NYC officially declared February 14th #1BillionRising for Justice Day.
First lady of NYC Chirlane McCray delivers the proclamation to Eve Ensler
Photo/Video Credit: Getty Images Photo by Angela Weiss, V-Day.org, AFP
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Next Friday, February 14th V-Board member Thandie Newton will join supporters for V-Day, a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. The actress focuses much of her support towards sexually abused women in the Congo. As a child, Thandie Newton saw her neighbor get abused by her husband, since then she has made it her mission to help abused women.

In a recent interview with Gayle Jo Carter of USA Today, Newton expresses the trauma of her childhood, “It was shocking and no one was saying it was wrong. She didn’t call the police; that was just part of the relationship.” After becoming a mom, Newton was motivated to devote her energies to bring awareness to “the destruction of women” around the world: “I think I found the woman in me when I had my children.”

Photo/Video Credit: Terry Rice, WireImage

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