Volunteers and staff at Rowan House are hoping to get some community support as they march through the streets of High River on Valentine's Day, Feb. 14.

They are taking part, for the third year in a row, in the global One Billion Rising March.

The march starts at noon at the gazebo in George Lane Park.

Ally Cramm says the high numbers of women in the world who will be raped or beaten in their lifetimes is unacceptable.

"With a world population of over seven billion, that's one billion women and girls and that is unacceptable."

"This year the One Billion Rising Revolution is giving sharper focus and visibility to the exploitation of women, and to harnessing even stronger global solidarity to demand an end to violence in all forms," Cramm said.

The march will conclude back at the gazebo with s few short speeches from Rowan House Board Chair Chris Tulloch and Highwood MLA Wayne Anderson and a performance by Tanya Ryan.

Rowan House provides crisis intervention, long-term support and education for those affected by family violence in rural communities.

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