February 14th is Now One Billion Rising Day in San Francisco

by Lindsey Gentile

For the city of San Francisco, Valentine’s Day is not just a Hallmark Holiday.  This morning, San Francisco’s District of Attorney, George Gascon declared February 14th, 2013 “One Billion Rising Day,” a worldwide campaign to end violence against girls and women.

“Violence against women is a serious and dangerous crime. Countless women have lost their lives because society turned a blind eye to the violence they suffered in their homes. On February 14, San Francisco will rise with 197 countries all over the world to take a global stand to end violence against women and girls for good.”

One Billion Rising, founded by award-winning playwright Eve Ensler, suggests using Flash Mobs, Zumba, and provides an overall encouragement to interrupt your daily routine and demand an end to violence. For more information or to plan your own event February 14th, check out One Billion Rising’s website here

Photo via janefonda.com

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