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One billion rising: Delhi rises to end violence against women

  • One billion rising: Delhi rises to end violence against women
  • Crossing their arms, shuffling their feet and singing "Wake up Delhi! End violence against women!", hundreds of people took part in flash mobs across Delhi to mark the global 'One Billion Rising' campaign on Thursday. (Image: College students performing a street play at Parliament Street, New Delhi)
  • One billion rising: Delhi rises to end violence against women
  • 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.)
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  • One billion rising: Delhi rises to end violence against women
  • Hundreds of women politicians and activists have supported the initiative and many students participated in the flash mob dancing to the song "Jaago Dilli jaago!" (Wake up Delhi!). (Image: The crowd at Parliament Street, New Delhi)
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  • One billion rising: Delhi rises to end violence against women
  • 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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  • One billion rising: Delhi rises to end violence against women
  • 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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  • One billion rising: Delhi rises to end violence against women
  • 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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  • One billion rising: Delhi rises to end violence against women
  • About 200 countries are participating in the campaign. (Image: Women at the protest rally)
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  • One billion rising: Delhi rises to end violence against women
  • 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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  • One billion rising: Delhi rises to end violence against women
  • In most cases, the abuser is a family member. (Image: A banner the Parliament Street, New Delhi event venue).
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  • One billion rising: Delhi rises to end violence against women
  • Signatures vowing to stop violence against women.
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  • One billion rising: Delhi rises to end violence against women
  • One billion rising: Delhi rises to end violence against women
  • One billion rising: Delhi rises to end violence against women
  • One billion rising: Delhi rises to end violence against women
  • One billion rising: Delhi rises to end violence against women
  • One billion rising: Delhi rises to end violence against women
  • One billion rising: Delhi rises to end violence against women
  • One billion rising: Delhi rises to end violence against women
  • One billion rising: Delhi rises to end violence against women
  • One billion rising: Delhi rises to end violence against women