The 'One Billion Rising' campaign got off to a start across the globe. Nearer home, people came out in flash mobs across Delhi to mark the global campaign. The youngsters on Valentine's Day gave a collective performance near Jantar Mantar, crossing their arms, shaking their feet and crooning "Wake up Delhi! End violence against women!"
A flash mob is a sudden gathering at a public place to sing or dance briefly to raise an issue. Several youth took part, dancing to "Jaago Dilli jaago!" (Wake up Delhi!). The campaign aims to gather people from all walks of life to commit themselves to ending violence against women. The next leg of the One Billion Rising campaign will be on March 8 to mark the International Women's Day.
Around 200 countries are part of the campaign. As per the the United Nations Development Fund for Women, at least one out of every three women in the world is beaten, raped or abused during her lifetime and ironically, in most cases, the abuser happens to be a family member.