One Billion Rising

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Despite the chilly weather, men and women in the wiregrass came out to support the event.
And when the clock hit 12:30, they all started dancing for the cause.

“They say a billion women violated is an atrocity and a billion women rising up to dance changed the world.” Artist Janin Wise said.

Artist Janin wise was just one of many people who came out to Justice Park in Dothan to take a stand against abuse of women.

“We are so excited to participate and bring awareness on the issue of violence. Both domestic violence and sexual assault, rape against women and girls.” House of Ruth Director Beverly Youse said.

But this cause isn't just happening in Dothan, it's happening in countries all around the world.

“It’s so exciting to know that all over the world but in Alabama, my sisters are doing this too. “ Youse said.

Some people were so excited for the big day, they started getting ready weeks before.

“For the fourteen days leading up to today, I hosted a daily artist challenge where I invited artists around the world to create a piece of art every day.” Wise said.

Wise's artworks portrayed women and dance, and the positive influence both have.
An influence that's strong enough to be seen throughout the nation.
Wtvy's Bergen Baucom was the one who organized this event in Dothan.

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