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Rise Against Hate, Rise Against White Supremacy: A Call to Action in Response to Charlottesville

Published: 15 August 2017 > V-Day

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The violence in Charlottesville last weekend that resulted in three dead and dozens injured has left the US reeling. For many of us in the V-Day and One Billion Rising movements, it has been a time of action, speaking out against hate and also of mourning, re-traumatization, fear and anger….

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ONE BILLION RISING – PART OF THE INTERNATIONAL GATHERING ON SACRED ACTIVISM IN TAMERA, PORTUGAL IN AUGUST

Published: 7 July 2017 > V-Day

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Monique Wilson, Global Director of ONE BILLION RISING, will be joining other international activists at this gathering on Sacred Activism – bringing the focus on women and girls, and the use of art in activism. TAMERA is a school and research centre for realistic utopia. The project was founded in Germany…

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“RISE” FILM – SACRED FEMININE RISING FROM BALI

Published: 7 July 2017 > V-Day

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“RISE” FILM – SACRED FEMININE RISING FROM BALI From: Layla El Khadri (Organizer of OBR Bali/ Founder of Ritual Dance) RITUAL DANCE COMPANY RITUAL DANCE COMPANY is a multicultural Art Company formed by five Soul Sisters from Spain/Morocco, USA, The Netherlands, Russia and Chile. Artist, Dancers, Musicians, Therapist, Revolutionaries, Mothers…

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“2017 Tainan OBR Anti-Violence Gathering” Event Update from GARDEN OF HOPE (OBR TAIWAN COORDINATORS)

Published: 28 June 2017 > V-Day > Taiwan

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The Garden of Hope Foundation Tainan Office and the Bureau of Social Affairs of Tainan City Government have launched an OBR event “2017 Tainan OBR Anti-Violence Gathering” (106年台南OBR反暴齊步走) last Saturday (18 June 2017). The event invited citizens to join OBR to dance in order to say No to violence, and…

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“OBR ASIAN COORDINATORS RISING IN TAIWAN” by GARDEN OF HOPE – One Billion Rising Coordinators (Taiwan)

Published: 26 June 2017 > V-Day > Taiwan

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OBR ASIAN COORDINATORS RISING IN TAIWAN ASIAN NETWORK FOR ENDING SEXUAL/ GENDER – BASED VIOLENCE by GARDEN OF HOPE – One Billion Rising Coordinators (Taiwan) The OBR Taiwan Coordinators and Organizers since 2013, THE GARDEN OF HOPE, hosted a Gender Violence Workshop in the East Asian Democracy Forum, held in…

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INDIA AND SOUTH ASIA RISING! Update from Kamla Bhasin (OBR South Asia Regional Coordinator)

Published: 21 June 2017 > V-Day > India

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INDIA AND SOUTH ASIA RISING! by Kamla Bhasin (OBR South Asia Regional Coordinator/ Sangat South Asia Feminist Network) June 2017 The 8th Jagori Grameen and Sangat Sangat two country feminist capacity building course started yesterday in Tara Centre of Jagori Himachal. Thirty seven women, men and transgender people from India…

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“INDIGENOUS PEOPLE RISING IN THE PHILIPPINES” Update from Kakay Tolentino, OBR Organizer and BAI Indigenous Women’s Network National Coordinator

Published: 21 June 2017 > V-Day > Philippines

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INDIGENOUS PEOPLE RISING IN THE PHILIPPINES By: Kakay Tolentino National Coordinator – BAI Indigenous Women’s Network OBR Organizers / Philippines Last April 27th, the Indigenous Mangyan peoples held a One Billion Rising against Mining. They danced and rose against the National Greening Project that widely land grabs the ancestral lands…

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“The City of Joy’s 11th Class Graduates: 89 Women Join 849 Others” by Christine Schuler Deschryver, City of Joy and V-Day Congo Director

Published: 20 June 2017 > V-Day > Democratic Republic of Congo

The City of Joy’s 11th Class Graduates: 89 Women Join 849 Others By Christine Schuler Deschryver City of Joy and V-Day Congo Director Since January 18th, City of Joy sheltered 89 women who have survived some of the harshest stories in the world. These women came from many villages of…

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SWAZILAND RISING! Update from OBR Swaziland and Africa Regional Coordinator Colani Hlatjwako

Published: 20 June 2017 > V-Day > Swaziland

SWAZILAND RISING! June 17, 2017 By Colani Hlatjwako (OBR Swaziland Coordinator/ OBR Africa Regional Coordinator/ National Director at Women and Law in Southern Africa Swaziland) “OBR Swaziland: Women and Girls Leading the Revolution for Peace and Justice” Last Saturday, June 17th, Women and Law in Southern Africa-Swaziland had the privilege…

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Mexico Rising – Update from OBR Mexico Coordinator Andres Naime

Published: 20 June 2017 > V-Day > Mexico

Mexico Rising June 16, 2017 By: Andres Naime (OBR Mexico Coordinator) Mexico continues to Rise against all forms of human trafficking, as it has been doing since the first year of One Billion Rising in Mexico in 2013. Every year, Risings take place all across the country to demand an…

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