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1 Billion Rising - to End Violence Against Women

1 Billion Rising - to End Violence Against Women

Did you know there's often a rise in cases of domestic violence during the kind of rough winter weather we're experiencing?  Ending domestic violence and all forms of violence against women is the aim of 1 Billion Rising.  On this Valentine's Day Women's Way is joining forces with the 1 Billion Rising campaign to demand an end to violence against women and girls.

The weather nixed a plan to have a rally at Love Park today but you can still play a part.  Print out a sign (click here)  Write a personalized mesage about why you're rising for justice.  Take a picture and  Tweet it  #rise4justice, #1billionrising, and #riseabovesnow.

It's an international campaign and on this day women all over the globe are getting together in person and virtually to support the cause.  To find out more go to  Women's Way and

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