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JUST IN: One Billion Rising New Mexico Part of Coalition Organizing the New Mexico World Day Against Trafficking in Persons on 29 July

27 July 2016 > V-Day > USA

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One Billion Rising New Mexico has partnered with The City of Albuquerque and The Life Link who are proud to announce: The New Mexico World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, to be held at Albuquerque Civic Plaza this Friday, 29 July 2016, from 9am to 1pm. Joining forces with the…

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RISE WITH IROM SHARMILA – PEACE ACTIVIST FROM INDIA

21 July 2016 > V-Day > India

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The following appeal is from One Billion Rising South Asia Coordinator Kamla Bhasin from India (of Sangat Feminist Network – coordinators of OBR in India and around South Asia) – calling for solidarity for peace activist Irom Sharmila. Irom Sharmila has been fasting against an unjust Indian law for the past 15…

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RISE IN SOLIDARITY FOR JANE AND THE PEOPLE OF SOUTH SUDAN

21 July 2016 > V-Day > South Sudan

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The following call is from One Billion Rising Africa Coordinator Colani Hlatjwako from Swaziland – and was created by various African Women’s Organizations. The call was created by African women who are concerned about the violence in Sudan and the entire Africa – and who are organizing One Billion Rising…

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WE RISE WITH YAZIDI WOMEN! ONE BILLION RISING AND YAZDA CALL ON THE WORLD FOR GLOBAL SOLIDARITY WITH AND FOR YAZIDI WOMEN ON AUGUST 3

19 July 2016 > V-Day

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This August 3rd marks the two-year anniversary of the brutal attack of the Yazidi people in Sinjar Province in the Northern region of Iraq, Two years since IS or ISIL (also known as ISIS or Daesh) stormed towns, villages, and historic homelands of the ethno-religious group, killing over 5,000 men and…

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New Video Montage from One Billion Rising Italy

15 July 2016 > V-Day > Italy

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WATCH this newest 2016 video from Rising events in Frosinone and other cities near Rome. Over 100 cities in Italy rose in 2016!

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One Billion Rising Anti-Violence Commercial and PSA from Garden of Hope in Taiwan

14 July 2016 > V-Day > Taiwan

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Just in from OBR in Taiwan, an OBR anti-violence commercial and public service announcement that combines all different public and private sectors and people of all ages in joining the OBR campaign.

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Sign the Pledge, Stand With the Movement for Black Lives

13 July 2016 > V-Day > USA

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As a grassroots activist movement to end violence against women and girls, we have long recognized that in order to end violence against women and girls, we must change the systems that perpetuate violence – change of mindsets, change of structures that keep violence in place. Change in consciousness, awareness…

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“Bodies of Revolution: Women Rise Against The Violence of Police, State and Empire” to Air on LinkTV

13 July 2016 > V-Day

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“Bodies of Revolution: Women Rise Against the Violence of Police, States & Empire” will air on Link TV starting Tues, 19 July and several dates thereafter. The broadcast event will feature excerpts from the live panels convened last December by One Billion Rising, the The African American Policy Forum, and the…

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OBR GLOBAL COORDINATORS GATHER IN CROATIA

12 July 2016 > V-Day

THE LAST FOUR YEARS: The One Billion Rising movement and the local Rising campaigns first began in 2013, with the fierce struggle against sexual and physical violence – taking on the advocacy against rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation and sex trafficking that V-Day campaigns over 18 years have been…

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One Billion Rising Message from Global Domestic Workers at a Recent UK Rising Event

11 July 2016 > V-Day

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The following messages of solidarity were delivered at the recent “OBR Justice for Domestic Workers” event in London on 19 June, International Domestic Workers Day alongside a poem read by Naoni Mukromin:    MESSAGE BY TAROJ TOPPO (Chairperson of Justice for Domestic Workers UK – from India)  We gather today to celebrate…

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