Break the Chain

Abby Zimet

Today's V-Day celebrations for the One Billion Rising campaign were sparked by an appalling statistic: One in three women in the world - one billion in total - are victims of violence during their lifetimes. Livestream of rallies, protests and flash mobs in almost 200 countries, kicking off in New Zealand. Founder and playwright Eve Ensler will attend events in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which has been called the rape capital of the world. With the powerful Man Prayer, and U.K. proclamations of why we (still) need feminism.


We know things are bad. We know it's worth the fight.

You are part of a strong and vibrant community of thinkers and doers who believe another world is possible. Alone we are weak. Together we can make a difference. At Common Dreams, we don't look away from the world—we are not afraid—our mission is to document those doing wrong and galvanize those doing good. But we can't do it alone. It doesn't work that way. We need you. We have now launched our annual Summer Campaign. Can you pitch in today?

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