One in three women is raped or beaten on our planet. On a planet of 7 billion people, that's one billion women who experience this savage violence.
To respond to this crisis, Eve Ensler has launched a global campaign - The One Billion Rising Campaign - which seeks to mobilize one billion people to come together on 14 February 2013 to take a stand against these terrible acts against women.
Ensler launched the South African leg of the campaign in Melville, Johannesburg, on 30 June 2012.
Fazila Farouk, executive director of the South African Civil Society Information Service, talked to her about The One Billion Rising Campaign, her work in South Africa, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Egypt.
Eve Ensler is founder of V-Day, a global activist movement that seeks to end violence against women and girls. She is an Award winning Playwright - famously known as the author of the Vagina Monologues, which was translated into over 48 languages and performed in more than 140 countries.