“One out of three women on the planet will be raped or beaten in her lifetime,” author and activist Eve Ensler told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour.
Ensler wrote the worldwide sensation, "The Vagina Monologues.”
She is working to raise awareness about atrocities against women – including genital mutilation, rape, domestic abuse and trafficking.
A short film, called One Billion Rising launched a campaign by the same name, which aims to get a billion people all around the globe to stand up against violence committed against women on “V-Day,” which will be February 14th next year.
Part of her campaign is a call to the one billion women and “all the men who love them” to walk out of their jobs on February 14 to raise awareness about a violence against women.
You can visit the movement’s website at onebillionrising.org
CNN’s Juliet Fuisz produced this piece for television.