One billion rising: Delhi rises to end violence against women

India | | February 15, 2013, 6:50 am
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In most cases, the abuser is a family member. (Image: A banner the Parliament Street, New Delhi event venue).

In most cases, the abuser is a family member. (Image: A banner the Parliament Street, New Delhi event venue).

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Signatures vowing to stop violence against women.

Signatures vowing to stop violence against women.

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The 'One Billion Rising' campaign aims to gather people from all walks of life to pledge their commitment to ending violence against girls and women. (Image: Posters on display at Parliament Street, New Delhi)

The 'One Billion Rising' campaign aims to gather people from all walks of life to pledge their commitment to ending violence against girls and women. (Image: Posters on display at Parliament Street, New Delhi)

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Similar flash mobs gathered in the National Capital Region, with street plays and dance dramas. (Image: A street play performance at Parliament Street New Delhi)

Similar flash mobs gathered in the National Capital Region, with street plays and dance dramas. (Image: A street play performance at Parliament Street New Delhi)

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The next such event would take place March 8 to mark Women's Day, Kamla Bhasin, the campaign's south Asia coordinator, said. (Image: Kamla Bhasin addressing the gathering)

The next such event would take place March 8 to mark Women's Day, Kamla Bhasin, the campaign's south Asia coordinator, said. (Image: Kamla Bhasin addressing the gathering)

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About 200 countries are participating in the campaign. (Image: Women at the protest rally)

About 200 countries are participating in the campaign. (Image: Women at the protest rally)

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An estimate by the United Nations Development Fund for Women shows that at least one of every three women in the world is beaten, raped, or otherwise abused during her lifetime. (Image: A man holds up a banner while other women from his organisation are interviewed by journalists).

An estimate by the United Nations Development Fund for Women shows that at least one of every three women in the world is beaten, raped, or otherwise abused during her lifetime. (Image: A man holds up a banner while other women from his organisation are interviewed by journalists).

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The young men and women on Valentine's Day gave a collective performance at Parliament Street, where thousands had gathered in December to protest against the brutal gang-rape and death of a young woman. (Image: A student of Lady Sri Ram College reciting a poem.)

The young men and women on Valentine's Day gave a collective performance at Parliament Street, where thousands had gathered in December to protest against the brutal gang-rape and death of a young woman. (Image: A student of Lady Sri Ram College reciting a poem.)