- Largest Day of Mass Action Ever to Stop Violence Against Women and Girls with "Risings" Planned in 203 Countries
- Activists, Writers, Thinkers, Workers, Students, Poets, Dancers, Parliamentarians, Mayors, State Representatives, Celebrities, Women and Men Will RISE on 14 February 2013
- United Nations to Observe One Billion Rising at UN Headquarters in New York City
"February 14, 2013 will change the world not because it is a day of magic, although there are indeed mystical elements surrounding this campaign. It will change the world because the preparation for it and organizing for it has already created an energetic wind or wave igniting existing efforts to end violence against women and create new ones," said V-Day Founder and award winning playwright Eve Ensler. "It has brought together coalitions of groups and individuals that have never worked together before; brought in all kinds of new people and groups and associations and masses of men who are not aware of the issue but are now working on it; brought violence against women, through our numbers and efforts to the center of the discussion. On February 14, we are rising together because it is in our connectedness, in our stomping feet and uncontrollable hips that the path and energy will be created to bring in a new world. We will galvanize the will and the passion of everyone rising around the world to create change."