Rising up for one billion


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Participants at Victory Noll Center dance as they join others around the world in "One Billion Rising," a global event aimed at raising awareness of violence against women, on Friday, Feb. 14. Shown (from left) are Rachel Zahm, of Huntington; Sue Wilhelm, of Victory Noll Center; Emily Yarman, a Huntington University student from Ashland, OH; and Mia Kinlow, a Huntington University student from Canton, OH. A large-screen Internet connection linked the participants with live demonstrations held in several countries as well as videos which encouraged solidarity for the one billion women - about one in every three women worldwide - who will be raped or beaten during their lifetimes.