One Billion Rising

01 Mar 2013


One billion women and men danced on 14 February to raise awareness of violence against women under a global movement called “One Billion Rising” which calls for an end to violence.

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“One Billion Rising” campaign aims to raise awareness about one billion women who are victims of violence of every kind during their life time.

This global movement was organized by V-Day movement by virtue of its 15th anniversary on 14 February 2013.

Numerous events to support this global movement were organized all around the world by non-governmental organizations and people.

One of the biggest events was organized in India especially to call for an end to sexual violence against women.

In Turkey, people joined this global movement by participating to 33 different events in 20 cities.

The United Nations Turkey participated the event at Middle East Technical University (METU) which was organized by Gender and Women Studies, Radio ODTÜ and Audio-Visual Research and Production Center.

Gender equality is one of the major areas worked in by UN agencies in Turkey .

UN Turkey will organize a joint event with Middle East Technical University and European Union on 8 March International Day of Women to raise awareness about gender equality issues.


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