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One Billion Rising is a global activist movement to stop violence against women and girls. In 2013, women and those who love them in almost every country in the world, and many cities in each country, will strike, dance and rise!

Twelve noon on February 14 is V-day: victory, valentine, vagina.

The 2013 Brisbane V-day campaign includes dance flash mobs at noon and performances of ‘the Vagina Monologues’ – the award winning play written by founder and award-winning playwright, Eve Ensler. The March performances at Brisbane’s Bleeding Heart Cafe will benefit DV Connect, domestic and family violence Queensland.

Shirley Way spoke to Brisbane organisers, Louisa Chesswas, Alanna McGregor and supporter, Steve Barrie, about the events and arts for social change. The interview is used with 4ZZZ permission.

Prime Minister Julia Gillard urges the abolition of violence against women and girls.