SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Mayor Bob Filner and other San Diegans joined a global strike held in an act of solidarity to stop the violence against women and girls during a march Thursday.
The project is called One Billion Rising and its aim is to raise awareness of the violence against woman, citing on its site that one in three women around the world will be raped or beaten in her lifetime. Cities across the country are hosting events and the United Nations will observe One Billion Rising at UN Headquarters in New York City.
The San Diego march istarted Thursday afternoon and headed down Second Avenue up Broadway across on 5th Avenue and back down to the Civic Center on B Street.
The day will end Thursday night with an event that includes music and dancing at Balboa Park at the Organ Pavillion from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.