FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Piv and NouraPhone: Piv: 61652495 Noura: 52737015Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.comONE BILLION RISING: CopenhagenOne Billion Rising Denmark JOINS GLOBAL CAMPAIGN - ONE BILLIONRISING - TO STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLSFebruary 14, 2013 to be V-Day’s Largest Day of Action EverOn February 14th, 2013, at VerdensKulturCentret from 19-21, Denmark will join with activistsaround the world for ONE BILLION RISING, the largest day of action in the history of V-Day,the global activist movement to end violence against women and girls.ONE BILLION RISING began as a call to action based on the staggering statistic that 1 in 3women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. With the world population at 7billion, this adds up to more than ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS. On February 14, 2013,V-Day’s 15 th anniversary, Denmark will join activists, writers, thinkers, celebrities, and womenand men across the world as we express their outrage, demand change, strike, dance, and RISE indefiance of the injustices women suffer, demanding an end at last to violence against women.“When we started V-Day 14 years ago, we had the outrageous idea that we could end violenceagainst women,” said Ensler. “Now, we are both stunned and thrilled to see that this global actionis truly escalating and gaining force, with union workers, parliament members, celebrities, andwomen of all backgrounds coming forward to join the campaign. When we come together onFebruary 14, 2013 to demand an end to violence against women and girls it will be a truly globalvoice that will rise up.”Basically it’s about how we, the people can stand together about this, globally throughvarious awareness raising campaigns and reach wider and wider with the message thatwomen should be equal with men, and deserve the same freedom and the same rights asevery other human being on earth. The wider we reach, the bigger the chance of enteringthe minds of people (and governments) and stop this atrocity.Who are we?:Two young women who in one way or the other have experienced violence and now feelinspired and obligated to stand up, speak up, reach out and be a part of the change.
Supporting partners: Kvinderådet, LOKK (Landsorganisationen af kvindekrisecentre),IRCT (Internationalt rehabiliteringscenter for torturofre) og MenneskehandelseksperterneSelina Mård og Line Larsen fra den kommende hjemmeside talktrafficking.org.Musical acts: DJ Norm D and Elou Elan.Art exhibition Love&Art by Helen KholinPiv la Cour: 27 years and in the final year of an International/Intercultural social workdegreeNoura Bittar Søborg: 24 years, Syrian living in Denmark, has a bachelor degree inPolitical ScienceFind us and our specific program on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/events/127922977373958/?ref=ts&fref=ts# # #About One Billion RisingOne in three women on the planet is raped or beaten in her lifetime. That is ONE BILLIONWOMEN violated. One billion daughters, mothers, grandmothers, sisters, lovers and friends. On14th February 2013, V-Day's 15th Anniversary, we are inviting ONE BILLION women and thosewho love them to WALK OUT, DANCE, RISE UP, and DEMAND an end to this violence. ONEBILLION RISING will move the earth, activating women and men to dance across every country.V-Day wants the world to see our collective strength, our numbers and our solidarity acrossborders. Join V-Day and ONE BILLION RISING today and SAY NO to violence against womenand girls. To sign up and learn more, visit www.onebillionrising.orgAbout V-DayV-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls that raises fundsand awareness through benefit productions of Playwright/Founder Eve Ensler's award winningplay The Vagina Monologuesand other artistic works. In 2012, over 5,800 V-Day benefit eventstook place produced by volunteer activists in the U.S. and around the world, educating millions ofpeople about the reality of violence against women and girls. To date, the V-Day movement hasraised over $90 million and educated millions about the issue of violence against women and theefforts to end it, crafted international educational, media and PSA campaigns, reopened shelters,and funded over 14,000 community-based anti-violence programs and safe houses in DemocraticRepublic of Congo, Haiti, Kenya, South Dakota, Egypt and Iraq. Over 300 million people haveseen a V-Day benefit event in their community. V-Day has received numerousacknowledgements including Worth Magazine's 100 Best Charities, Marie Claire Magazine's TopTen Charities, one of the Top-Rated organizations on Philanthropedia/Guidestar and GreatNonprofits. V-Day's newest campaign is ONE BILLION RISING which will culminate on021413 with a global action worldwide. www.vday.orgTo learn more about V-Day and its campaigns visit www.vday.org