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One out of three women will be raped, beaten in her lifetime

October 10th, 2012
01:20 PM ET

“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

CNN’s Juliet Fuisz produced this piece for television.

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  1. Moses karanNja

    Women should be treated even more equal,because they are mothers.please take a minute and think about your mother. Guys lets start loving them even more and the world will become a peaceful and a better place to be.thankyou.moses

    October 10, 2012 at 4:58 pm | Reply
  2. J.S.

    Why does all soaps in Egypt there is women abusives displayed? There in every soap there is a woman beaten up. Is this not publicly a advertisement for beating up women?

    October 16, 2012 at 12:30 pm | Reply
  3. fbombsucks

    Its widely know that men are victims of violence at rates of 4 times that of women. By simple maths deduced from this horribly hateful statistic, more men suffer from violence than there are men on planet earth.

    December 11, 2012 at 4:21 pm | Reply
  4. Siff Member

    Domestic Violence happens both ways. Women also are involved in abusing their husband.
    (1) Shouting, screaming or verbally abusing her husband.
    (2) Hitting her husband physically.
    (3) Throwing things at her husband.
    (4) Demanding excessive money for shopping and marketing.
    (5) Misappropriating her husband's hard earned money to meet her own needs.
    (6) Ridiculing him about his 'poor income'.
    (7) Calling her husband a miser if he does not buy her what she demands.
    (8) Filing false cases against her husband and in-laws.
    ...and so on ...

    February 16, 2013 at 11:42 am | Reply
  5. Siff Member

    We are quite aware that funds are getting diverted for women's issues ignoring the men's problems. Though media would report when a women is injured or killed but we are disgusted how the injuries and death suffered by US soldiers in Iraq and Afganistan is never displayed by the media. The violence faced by men is very conveniently ignored. Now, when we are finding this kind of campaigns like 'One Billion Rising', we are convinced that it is a conspiracy to lobby for more funds for women and to pressurize the governments to enact anti male legislations. MEN MUST WAKE UP TO SEE WHAT IS COMING.

    February 16, 2013 at 11:44 am | Reply
  6. Siff Member

    If you were to examine official crime statistics, it's clear than men are 2.5-3 times more likely to be victims of violent crime than women. Yet the media hypes about crimes against women dominate news and print. Women are safer than men – but they *feel* more unsafe. It's what one would call being paranoid about safety, which isn't bad but when it infringes on the rights of others, it is. You might add that many crimes go unreported, but is it not the responsibility of the victim to report it ? And what of false accusations – there's lot of those thrown about. In any case, is being groped as serious as being thrashed and ending up in hospital with broken bones and spilt blood ?

    February 16, 2013 at 11:45 am | Reply
  7. Siff Member

    Women are responsible for the biggest violence against men. Also they use various legal extortion tools , and they are misusing the gender biased laws. So we condemn the "One Billion Rising". It is a cunning move by the feminists to divert tax payer's money for women's issues and to have anti male laws enacted.

    February 16, 2013 at 11:51 am | Reply
  8. Siff Member

    In my view both men and women can be victims of violence and other crimes. We must take a balanced approach in dealing with violence. One cannot categorize crimes as 'Violence against women' and 'Violence against men'.

    February 16, 2013 at 11:53 am | Reply
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