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Valentine’s Day rally against sexual, domestic violence draws dancing crowd to Statehouse

On this Valentine’s Day, dance rallies were held as part of an international event protesting violence against women and girls dubbed “One Billion Rising,” and it happened in Boise, too, on the Statehouse steps. The Boise Weekly reports that hundreds danced in front of the Capitol today as part of the local event, sponsored by the Idaho Council Against Sexual and Domestic Violence. You can see the Weekly’s post and pictures here.

The One Billion Rising organization is based on the idea that one in three women on the planet will be attacked in her lifetime, with the saying, “One billion women violated is an atrocity; one billion women dancing is a revolution.” This year is the 15th that the event has been held.

Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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