Watch One Billion Rising's Powerful Short Film: Will You Rise?

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One in three women on the planet will be raped or beaten in her lifetime. The Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network estimates that someone is assaulted every two minutes in the U.S., although that’s probably an underestimation, since more than 50 percent of sexual assaults still go unreported.

One Billion Rising, Eve Ensler’s revolution against rape, believes that one billion women violated is an atrocity and that one billion women dancing is a revolution.

On V-Day’s 15th Anniversary, 2.14.13, One Billion Rising is inviting one billion women and those who love them to walk out, dance, rise up, and demand an end to this violence. One Billion Rising will move the earth, activating women and men across every country. V-Day wants the world to see our collective strength, our numbers, and our solidarity across borders.

Watch the One Billion Rising short film. Please retweet this post using the hashtags #1billionrising and #HeroinesforthePlanet.

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About Lindsay E. Brown
Lindsay E. Brown is the managing editor of Eco-Chick, the world's first sustainable living site for women. She created the long-running interview series “Heroines for the Planet” that features groundbreaking women who share courage and a deep passion for protecting people and the Earth. Lindsay previously served as Director of Communications at the social enterprise CBS EcoMedia where she was awarded CBS Corporation’s Share-the-Vision award. She has written for Whole Living Magazine, Edible, Cottages & Gardens, From The Grapevine,,, and for environmentalist Laura Turner Seydel. Lindsay has been featured as an ethical fashion and beauty expert on Z Living and was named in Ecover’s “30 Under 30″ contest which recognized those who are making a sustainable difference in their community. Lindsay holds a BS in Global Business Studies and Marketing from Manhattan College, and received the 2012 Honors Award at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

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