One billion punches

One in three women will be the victim of violence. 1 in 3.

As women, we don’t need a statistic like this this. We don’t need it spelled out. We live it every day whether we are experiencing it ourselves or we know someone who is; one in three hits too close to home.

I attended a presentation today by Patrick Moore who is on a mission to fight back against violence towards women in a new way.

We’re not lighting candles. We’re not collecting signatures. We’re collecting punches. A billion of them. Because that’s how many women, on the planet today, will experience violence. That’s one in three. That’s one billion too many. A punch is a symbol of defiance, strength and action. It says we’ve had enough. And it declares to the world that violence is not OK. Not now.
Not ever.

There are debates world wide about the protection of women especially here in India or even in the U.S. with the gun control fiasco, some of that debate being about whether women should or should not be able to use a gun for self protection. One billion punches starts at the source. The woman. Because when an attack happens, courage and strength will be most effective and can only come from within. Fight back. Spread awareness.

Please visit http://onebillionpunches.org/ to read more and upload a photo showing you are aware! Stop the violence!

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