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One billion rising- A call to end violence against women

Students and nuns wearing purple ribbons on their wrists, danced raising awareness through the campaign.

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More than 3,000 students, teachers and nuns from the Catholic-run St. Scholastica's College in Manila take part in the One Billion Rising on Friday in Philippines. (Source: AP photo)

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The movement, One Billion Rising was started three years ago. (Source: AP photo)

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The campaign dubbed One Billion Rising is to end violence against women and girls. (Source: AP photo)

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They flash the No.1 sign as they dance at their quadrangle in the global campaign. (Source: AP photo)

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The school noted that domestic violence, sexual assault, cyber pornography, kidnapping and trafficking of women and children have all worsened. (Source: AP photo)

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Sister Mary Francis Dizon, the school's president, danced wearing a pink "One Billion Rising'' shirt over her white nun's frock. (Source: AP photo)

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Filipino actress Monique Wilson a director of the movement said UN statistics show one in three women- or 1 billion- will be raped or beaten in her lifetime. (Source: AP photo)

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Friday’s gathering included students ranging from kindergarteners to master’s degree candidates. (Source: AP photo)