The following is taken from the One Billion Rising in Second Life about page because I couldn’t have worded it any better:
ONE BILLION RISING began as a call to action based on the staggering statistic that 1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. With the world population at 7 billion, this adds up to more than ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS. On February 14, 2013, men and women in Second Life will join activists, writers, thinkers, celebrities, and people across the world to Walk, Dance, and Rise as a show of unity, individual strength, and the need for change.
As a victim of sexual abuse, I’ve been through all the emotions of guilt, shame, anger and hatred. I’ve blamed myself and let it affect me and my life for decades. There are one billion of us out there!
The statistic is shocking and so painful to see: “1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime.” This Valentine’s day, either in the real world or in the virtual world, stand tall, dance and rise as a show of unity, individual strength, and the need for change!
More information about One Billion Rising in Second Life:
Group: Inworld Group
Excellent Post with more info: OBR: the stage is set – get ready to RISE! by Inara Pey
Break the Chain – Second Life Video: http://youtu.be/8AUYdrhoDfE
More information about One Billion Rising in real life:
Break the Chain video: http://youtu.be/fL5N8rSy4CU
The One Billion Rising mesh shirt I’m wearing is available at Prim Perfect Headquarters.