Dear colleagues and friends,
We have signed up to participate in ONE BILLION RISING, a revolutionary campaign to end violence against women and girls.
We invite you to joinus in forcing global attention upon the epidemic of gender-based violence. Today, one of every three women on the planet will be raped or beaten in her lifetime. That is ONE BILLION mothers, daughters, sisters, partners, and friends. Yet, most of the world remains silent and indifferent. The time has come to put a stop to the violence, and to the silence that surrounds it.