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2017 One Billion Rising CROATIA LAUNCHES

28 September 2016 > V-Day

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One Billion Rising Croatia launched their 2017 campaign last September 22nd on the occasion of the Croatian National Day Against Violence Against Women.  This year OBR Croatia is rising for the women who were killed by violent husbands or partners, for the hundreds of thousands of women who have lost their…

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“Rising in Solidarity Against Human Trafficking” by Neli Delgado

26 September 2016 > V-Day

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Today I stood in front of a presidium of scholars that handed me my college Diploma. I am a graduate of LaSalle University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. No one in the audience could have guessed where I was standing just 6 years ago. I watched my family…

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ONE BILLION RISING PHILIPPINES 2017 LAUNCHES

26 September 2016 > V-Day

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Gabriela, Gabriela Women’s Party, One Billion Rising Philippine task force groups and One Billion Rising director Monique Wilson launched, last September 20th –  the 2017 #1BillionRising Solidarity Against Exploitation of Women campaign series of protest actions to culminate on 14 February 2017. The main theme for the Philippines OBR 2017 is Rise…

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OBR SOUTH ASIA LAUNCHES ONE BILLION RISING 2017 IN NEPAL

23 September 2016 > V-Day

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One Billion Rising South Asia launched in Kathmandu, Nepal last September 19th – with over 500 participants from 20 countries. The event was hosted by Sangat Feminist Network who are coordinators and organizers of One Billion Rising all over South Asia. The launch, held in TEWA – strengthened the solidarity of South Asian…

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Press Release: ONE BILLION RISING: REVOLUTION – SOLIDARITY TO END THE EXPLOITATION OF WOMEN RISE, DISRUPT, CONNECT

18 September 2016 > V-Day

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  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Susan Celia Swan/Colleen Carroll media(a)vday.org +1 (917) 865-6603   ONE BILLION RISING: REVOLUTION – SOLIDARITY TO END THE EXPLOITATION OF WOMEN RISE, DISRUPT, CONNECT 2017 THEME/PLANS ANNOUNCED AS CAMPAIGN ENTERS ITS FIFTH YEAR RISINGS TO SHARPEN VISIBILITY OF THE EXPLOITATION OF WOMEN WITH A FOCUS ON…

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“POLITICS OF WOMEN’S SOLIDARITY” by Lepa Mladjenovic

18 September 2016 > V-Day

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Women’s solidarity starts with my decision to hear the Other. To hear her experience, to make a space in my body for her, so that she can let her story come through the way she tells it. This means that I have agreed that experience of each woman is equally…

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Global Coordinators Share Regional Launch Plans From Around the World

17 September 2016 > V-Day

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The 2017 campaign is launching around the world throughout September. Read about the local issues and exploitations communities are Rising against, and how they are incorporating radical artistic expressions into their events as a show of Solidarity. COUNTRIES THAT HAVE ALREADY LAUNCHED AHEAD OF THE GLOBAL LAUNCH: DENMARK Copenhagen/ Aalborg…

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Field Update from Dolphin Anti-Rape Activists In Kenya

13 September 2016 > V-Day > Kenya

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The following report was sent by self-defense teacher and cofounder of Dolphin Anti-Rape, Duncan Bomba, seen here training a local woman: “I cant wait to share the report we got from Olchoro in Narok County where Lesana K. saved herself from two attackers on her way from Narok Town. The local women community leader called…

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THIS TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13TH, RISE IN SUPPORT OF THE INDIGENOUS LED MOVEMENT TO STOP THE DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE!

11 September 2016 > V-Day

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A CALL TO ACTION TO ALL OUR ONE BILLION RISING ACTIVISTS IN THE UNITED STATES AND AROUND THE WORLD: RISE IN SUPPORT OF THE INDIGENOUS LED MOVEMENT TO STOP THE DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE! RISE THIS TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13TH! RISE AGAINST CAPITALIST GREED AND THE FIGHT TO PROTECT WATER, LAND AND…

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Rising In Solidarity Against the Exploitation of Mother Earth by the Dakota Access Pipeline By Jessica Montoya

6 September 2016 > V-Day

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Violence against women has deep historical roots in the destruction of Mother Earth and those who are tasked with her protection. This violence and destruction is evident through the centuries of European colonization. As with the pillage and plunder of the land, so too have Native people been systematically murdered, raped and oppressed since…

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