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Activists dance in an event to support "One Billion Rising" global campaign in New Delhi, India. Photo: APCongolese dancers perform during a global rally "One Billion Rising", which is part of a V-Day event calling for an end to gender-based violence, in Bukavu. Photo: ReutersWomen and activists participate in an event to support "One Billion Rising" global campaign in Kolkata, India, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. Flashmobs, rallies with singing and dancing were organized across the country as part of the campaign, timed to coincide with Valentine's Day, to bring an end to violence against women. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)A woman raises a finger to the air as she dances with others at the One Billion Rising event, to end to violence against women and girls, at Mexico City's Monument to the Revolution on Valentine's Day. Photo: ReutersYoung Turkish women dance joining the One Billion Rising movement, a worldwide rally to call for the end to violence against women and girls, in Ankara. Photo: APPeople participate in a rally for the "One Billion Rising" campaign in New Delhi. Photo: ReutersActivists perform a dance in an event to support "One Billion Rising" global campaign in New Delhi, India. Photo: APA woman writes on a board during the "One Billion Rising" campaign in Beirut.  "One Billion Rising" is a campaign aimed to call an end to violence against women and girls, according to the organisers. Photo: ReutersCongolese children gather in front of a United Nations peacekeepers tank during the global rally "One Billion Rising" which is part of a V-Day event calling for an end to gender-based violence, in Bukavu. Photo: ReutersPeople dance to the theme song of the "One Billion Rising" campaign in New Delhi. Photo: ReutersPeople dance at a gathering of the 'One Billion Rising' campaign in Belgrade. Photo: ReutersA group of women and men dance as they participate in an event labelled 'One Billion Rising' at a park in central Sydney. Photo: ReutersPeople dance to the theme song of the "One Billion Rising" campaign in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. Photo: ReutersWomen dance to the theme song of the "One Billion Rising" campaign in Beirut. Photo: ReutersActivists and participants hold a sari with slogans written on it during an event to support "One Billion Rising" global campaign in Kolkata, India, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. Flashmobs, rallies with singing and dancing were organized across the country as part of the campaign, timed to coincide with Valentine's Day, to bring an end to violence against women. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)San Francisco Sheriff's Captain Kevin Paulson (C) and Eliana Lopez, wife of San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi (R), cheer with a group of inmates after dancing together in opposition of violence against women in a One Billion Rising event at the San Francisco County Jail #5 on Valentine's Day in San Bruno, California. Photo: ReutersThousands of students and faculty members dance to the theme song of the One Billion Rising campaign in the quadrangle of the St. Scholastica college in Manila. Photo: ReutersThousands of students and faculty members dance to the theme song of the One Billion Rising campaign in the quadrangle of the St. Scholastica college in Manila. Photo: ReutersA Congolese child stands in front of a United Nations peacekeeping tank before the global rally "One Billion Rising" which is part of a V-Day event calling for an end to gender-based violence. Photo: ReutersA woman raises her finger in the air at a gathering of the "One Billion Rising" campaign in Belgrade. Photo: ReutersWomen dance during the "One Billion Rising" campaign on Valentine's Day in Cancun. Photo: Reuters

One Billion Rising is a global campaign by women, for women. The movement calls for an end to violence, and for justice and gender equality.

On February 14, 2013, a one-day event was be held, a call for one billion women around the world to join together to dance in a show of collective strength.

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