Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

MEDIAWATCH

'New York Post' slammed for publishing ISIS execution images

Read more

DEBATE

Back to Square One?

Read more

DEBATE

Israel-Gaza: Back to Square One?

Read more

DEBATE

Israel-Gaza conflict: 72-hour ceasefire deal sets stage for Cairo talks

Read more

WEB NEWS

Web users divided over Darren Wilson

Read more

FOCUS

Spain's El Hierro to become world's first self-powered island

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

A bellwether for what not to do

Read more

ENCORE!

Luc Besson back in action with Scarlett Johansson in 'Lucy'

Read more

FOCUS

Israel's minorities and military service

Read more

  • Interactive: Relive the Liberation of Paris in WWII

    Read more

  • French village rallies behind besieged elderly British couple

    Read more

  • Netanyahu compares Hamas to IS, Gaza offensive to continue

    Read more

  • France’s ex-PM Juppé sets up presidential clash with Sarkozy

    Read more

  • Brutal IS beheading video sparks social media pushback

    Read more

  • France’s Hollande says global security ‘worst since 2001’

    Read more

  • France urges Iran, others in region, to join fight against IS

    Read more

  • A new view on Normandy landings, 70 years on

    Read more

  • Video: Dozens arrested despite smaller protests in Ferguson

    Read more

  • Dozens killed as landslides strike Japan’s Hiroshima

    Read more

  • Suspected Ebola cases in Austria, new drug raises hopes

    Read more

  • WWII anniversary highlights best - and worst - of Paris police

    Read more

  • Headscarf at the beach sparks French MEP’s fury

    Read more

  • Video: Life in under-siege Donetsk

    Read more

  • Racism, riots and police violence: USA under scrutiny

    Read more

Europe

Millions dance to end violence against women

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2013-02-15

Millions of demonstrators took to the world’s streets on Thursday in a series of “flash mobs” to call for an end to violence against women. According to the United Nations, one out of three women on the planet will experience gender-based violence.

A global campaign calling for gender equality and an end to violence against women celebrated its 15th anniversary on Thursday with a series of "flash mobs" in which millions of demonstrators from 205 countries took part.

From Kabul to London, and Sydney to Rome, crowds danced in a show of support of the ‘One Billion Rising' project, to increase awareness of the injustices faced by women.

The project, founded by activist and "The Vagina Monologues" playwright Eve Ensler, unites women (and their male supporters) around the world each Valentine’s Day through dance.

One out of three - around one billion - women will be beaten or raped in their lifetime, according to the United Nations.

Date created : 2013-02-15

COMMENT(S)