Updated: Thursday, 14 Feb 2013, 6:39 PM EST
Published : Thursday, 14 Feb 2013, 6:39 PM EST
HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) -- There was a reason to dance today at the State Capitol. A group of many women took part in a cause that's making waves across the globe.
It ain't easy to bring the people's business to a halt but this had them stopping and staring at the State Capitol.
There was a flash mob dancing in the Atrium of the Legislative Office Building of mostly women and many high school females, busting a move to send a message to end violence against women.
"Basically in essence violence is not okay and a lot of the dance moves too relate to that, like there is a move where you like break the chain," said Carrie Pascal a senior at Miss Porter's School.
"It's just really important to stand up for equality between men and women," said Amber Kinui a senior at Miss Porter's School.
They weren't standing still but rather shaking their groove thing to take part in the One Billion Rising movement. Today, wordwide, women and men danced as a way to call for justice and gender equity.
Connecitcut's First Lady Cathy Malloy told the flash mob their moves shine a light on a global problem.
"Today we rise up with one voice committed to building a better, safer, more just life for women and girls everywhere," said Cathy Malloy.
"The more people who know that, I think will undesrtand how common it is and how much of an issue it really is," said Kinui.