One Billion Rising Events Take Place Worldwide

Feb 26, 2013

Residents of Santiago de Compostela in Spain joined millions around the world in calling for an end to sexual violence on Feb. 14 as part of the One Billion Rising movement
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Women around the world call for ending sexual violence at One Billion Rising events, Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius charged in girlfriend's murder, Egyptian officials blame women for sexual assaults, Senate passes Violence Against Women Act reauthorization, more women are using Plan B birth control, Irish government accepts partial blame for enslaving women in Magdalene laundries, Human Rights Watch accuses Canadian Mounties of discriminating against Native women,  girl shot by Taliban for advocating for girls' education leaves hospital, New Mexico Medical Board exonerates doctor in abortion case.