Log in
Please enter your login details

Skip to main content

Breaking News
  • Hackers say will ensure security of Sony data unless ‘you make additional trouble’ – CNN, quoting message (Reuters)
  • Hackers send new message to Sony praising company for canceling movie ‘The Interview’ (CNN, Reuters)
  • US investigation finds that North Korea was responsible for Sony hack, with a possible Chinese link (Reuters)
  • Turkish government official says prosecutor asked court to issue arrest warrant for cleric Gulen, no court decision yet – Reuters
  • Turkish Foreign Minister says training and equipping of Syrian opposition fighters may begin before March – Reuters
  • Iran continues to comply with terms of interim nuclear deal with world powers, monthly IAEA report shows – Reuters

Streets and squares and parks throughout the world have been reverberating to millions of feet dancing to the same tune.

It is all part of the ‘One Billion Rising’ campaign to end violence against women. Around 200 countries have taken part.

It is the brainchild of the playwright Eve Ensler, prompted by a shocking statistic that one in three women will be the subject of violence at some point in her life. That is a billion people.

In Brussels, the choreographed moves were followed by an hour of free dance expression.

At the dance event in the Place de la Monnaie, the president of the European Women’s Lobby, Viviane Teitelbaum told euronews: “It’s important to make people more aware, so we can try to legislate, not only in European countries but more widely throughout the world. And once we’ve legislated, there should be zero-tolerance for violence against women.”

There was a specially written song for the day – Rise Up, Stand Up was the soundtrack for the Valentine’s Day voice against violence.

Reporting from the dance our correspondent in Brussels, Marta Vivas Chamorro said: “Thousands of associations and organisations around the world have joined this campaign with different events. Here as well as dancing they want also to make 2015 the European Year Against Gender Violence.”

Copyright © 2014 euronews

More about: