by Chrysa Smith

While some of us were lucky enough to get flowers or non-caloric chocolate on Valentine’s Day, others were not so fortunate.

To raise awareness of the epidemic violence against women, an event known as One Billion Rising was held on Valentine’s Day. Women from somewhere around 200 nations got up, stood up and danced up a storm.

Perhaps you know someone who has been a victim. If you haven’t, you’re lucky. According to stats from UN Women: —- the occurrence of rape, genital mutilation and murder  is staggering. It’s both enlightening and depressing to read about it. But it is empowering.

One Billion Rising is an activist movement— can you think of a better way to get active for a cause than with millions of women on the dance floor?

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