One in three women on the planet will be raped or beaten in her lifetime; ending violence against women is as important as ending poverty, or Aids or global warming. That's why I want you to join our campaign... Eve Ensler
If we go by the words of renowned playwright Eve Ensler, the protection of our women is in need of some severe reforms. Theatrocities faced by women is not a subject that we are unacquainted with. The pain and anguish felt by the country’s brave heart Nirbhaya has only accentuated the plight of women in India. The recent ‘one billion rising’ campaign which was hosted by Miranda house, university of Delhi, was a call to women across the nation to stand up against the world's complete indifference towards the other half of the population of the world. The event which lasted all of 2 hours talked about the unbelievable and inexcusable comments from self-proclaimed god men and the so called moral guardians of this country. This event saw playwright EveEnsler, activist Kamla Bhasin and dancer Mallika Sarabhai interacting with the enthusiastic crowd which largely consisted of young women.

This campaign is gradually going viral throughout the globe. On February 14, 2013, a one-day event will be held which will be a call for one billion women around the world to walk away from their homes, businesses, and jobs, and join together to dance in a show of collective strength. Such an innovative campaign stands as a prerequisite for appalling times as these.  A short film of the name ‘trigger warning’ made under the direction of feminist Eve Ensler  can be viewed on YouTube which has again done an equally remarkable job by reminding women that all hope is not lost and women alone must rise, strike and take action against all odds.

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