By Balitang America Staff
Feb 12, 2013
Activists in over 200 countries and territories all over the world are expected to take part in the 15th anniversary of V-Day with One Billion Rising, an international rally and movement that calls for an end to violence against women and girls.
V-Day was created by Eve Ensler (“The Vagina Monologues”) with the goal of raising awareness on projects and programs that work to end gender-based violence.
The United Nations estimates that one out of every three women will be sexually assaulted during her lifetime.
Marily Mondejar, president of the Filipina Women’s Network talks to Balitang America why it’s important for the entire community, and the government, to take steps to stop the abuses.
For more information on One Billion Rising, visit www.onebillionrising.org.