V-Day Annual Report 2016 - ONE BILLION RISING: RISE FOR REVOLUTION 1 - Page 7

FOR THE FOURTH YEAR, ACTIVISTS IN OVER 200 COUNTRIES rose up to demand an end to violence against women and girls as part of the global One Billion Rising (OBR) movement, the biggest mass action to end violence against women in human history that launched on Valentine’s Day 2012. The idea of One Billion Rising stems from the gut-wrenching statistic that 1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime, adding up to more than one billion women and girls. With the tagline ‘Listen, Act, Rise,’ this year’s theme and call to action was created by the One Billion Rising global coordinators who came to the unanimous decision to escalate the actions worldwide and amplify the voices of marginalized women and communities.