V-Day, the new Valentine’s Day

Tomorrow isn’t just Valentines Day its also V-Day, a global day of action aimed to stop violence against women. I recently wrote the preview for the Liverpool event celebrating this and the figures amazed me. 1 in 3 women will be raped or beaten in their lifetime and with a world population of 7 billion it means that 1 million women worldwide will be victims of abuse.

V-Day is a global activist movement initiated by the charity One Billion Rising to raise awareness of these figures and instill the idea of change. There’s events going on across the globe and you can find an event near you on their website, there’s so many things on offer at different events like live music, crafting, dance and guest speakers.

If Valentines Day is supposed to be about love then what better way to spend it than empowering women to love themselves.obrtoolkit

peace pink

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