By Ashley Maier on January 11, 2013 · tagged as , , ,

Rising Together: 1 Billion Rising

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Are you participating in 1 Billion Rising this year?  1 Billion Rising is a campaign to end violence against women organized by V-day, the anti-violence against women organization founded by Eve Ensler (Vagina Monologues).  From the campaign:

On V-Day’s 15th Anniversary, 2.14.13, we are 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, our solidarity across borders.

Watch this video about the campaign to learn more (TRIGGER WARNING for immediate, graphic images of violence against women):

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Ashley Maier, MSW, MPA, has worked in the movement to end gendered violence for well over a decade. She began as a volunteer at a domestic violence shelter in Illinois, served as a hospital-based advocate in St. Louis, coordinated community health/family violence training programs for pediatric residents in St. Louis and San Diego, and managed Oregon’s Rape Prevention and Education (RPE) grantees and program. Ashley is a contributing author to Lantern Book’s 2013 publication, Defiant Daughters: 21 Women on Art, Activism, Animals, and The Sexual Politics of Meat and is creator of the 2015 book, Circles of Compassion: Connecting Issues of Justice.

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