Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council, is RISING with V-Day on 14 February 2013.
1 in 3 women on the planet is raped or beaten in her lifetime. That is ONE BILLION women. On 14 February 2013 V-Day is inviting ONE BILLION women and those who love them to WALK OUT, DANCE, RISE UP, and DEMAND an end to this violence. ONE BILLION RISING will move the earth, activating women and men across every country. We want the world to see our collective strength, our numbers and our solidarity across borders.
Tell the world why you’re rising on February 14th, 2013 at onebillionrising.org.
What does ONE BILLION look like? On 14 February, it will look like a REVOLUTION.
The European Council brings together the heads of state or government of every EU country, the Commission President and the European Council President, who chairs the meetings. The EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy also takes part. Its role is twofold — setting the EU’s general political direction and priorities, and dealing with complex or sensitive issues that cannot be resolved at a lower level of intergovernmental cooperation. For more information, visit http://europa.eu/about-eu/institutions-bodies/european-council/index_en.htm