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Thandie Newton at the launch of One Billion Rising with Jahmene Douglas, Yvette Cooper and Ruby Wax (Ray Tang/Rex Features)

 Thandie Newton at the launch of One Billion Rising with Jahmene Douglas, Yvette Cooper and Ruby Wax (Ray Tang/Rex Features)

One Billion Rising: Over 200 countries join in mass campaign to end violence against women

14 February 2013

Over 200 countries have supported "One Billion Rising", a movement to end violence against women. Women and men joined rallies, flashmobs and marches in support of the cause. According to the UN, one in three women around the world are subjected to violence at some point in their lives - that's one billion women. Supporters in the UK attended a dancing flashmob outside Parliament, while movements were also seen in Afghanistan, Somalia, and Congo.

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