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Published on Feb 10, 2013
Viviane Reding, Vice-president of the European Commission and commissioner responsible for justice fundamental rights and citizenship shares why she is RISING on 14 February 2013. "Women should not have to suffer from violence simply because they are women", the Vice-president says in her video message. "You can count on me to take action in order to combat violence against women in all its forms, and you can count on me to keep pressing this message as long as it is necessary."
She first announced that she will join One Billion Rising on 4 February 2013, in her statement in the European Parliament Plenary session debate on violence against women on 4 February 2013 (watch it here: http://youtu.be/7RRrjIZUx_0)
1 in 3 women on the planet is raped or beaten in her lifetime. That is ONE BILLION women. On 14 February 2013 V-Day 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. We want the world to see our collective strength, our numbers and our solidarity across borders.
Tell the world why you're rising on February 14th, 2013 at onebillionrising.org.
What does ONE BILLION look like? On 14 February, it will look like a REVOLUTION.