"Imagine A billion women dancing together, dancing to end violence against women. Or as the organizers of “One Billion Rising” put it: “One in three women on the planet will be raped or beaten in her lifetime. One billion women violated is an atrocity. One billion women dancing is a Revolution.”
And if one billion women around the world begin to dance not just out of joy and exhilaration, but also out of anger, determination and commitment, then their dancing cannot but move the earth. It may in fact literally send the ground shaking.
“Dance is a form of protest,” explains Monique Wilson who, with the women’s group Gabriela, is leading the local preparations for “One Billion Rising.” The global movement seeks to get one billion women “and the men who love them” to dance and get the world moving against violence against women. Eve Ensler, the creative mind and moving spirit behind “One Billion Rising,” who is in the country to meet organizers and popularize the movement, says she senses a “feminine wind” renewing the planet, getting women, men and children to overcome their differences and join hands in the “global struggle” to bring an end to violence against women."