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One Billion Rising events in Tampa Bay call attention to violence against women listen

02/13/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tuesday the U.S. Senate passed an extension of the Violence Against Women Act.

It includes new provisions to protect gays and lesbians, immigrants and Native American women.

The act expired in 2011.

Ending violence against women is the goal of activists organizing events called One Billion Rising.

There are two in the Tampa Bay area Thursday and one is organized by Ayele Hunt, executive director of [I Am Choice](https://...

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Eve Ensler on "one billion rising"

02/07/13 Eve Ensler
From A Woman's Point of View
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Eve Ensler, well known author, journalist, playwright and advocate to end the violence against women throughout the world discusses the status of "one billion rising". She noted that one billion women through out the world are raped or assaulted over a year's time and decided to bring attention to the severity of the problem by organizing women throughout the world to celebrate and dance on V-Day-February 14. To most in the USA, February 14th is Valentine's Day; to Eve Ensler and millions o...

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